Arizona August 11, 2019
These 7 Photos Captured The Biggest Hail Storm In Arizona History Back In 2010
We’re well-accustomed to adverse weather here in Arizona, but the 2010 hail storm was one for the books. Phoenix endured a massive walloping on October 5th – a day will be forever burned into our memories.
Nine years ago, the worst hail storm in our state's history struck. Although it was short-lived, October 5, 2010 is a day that we'll never forget.
It all started at about 4:30 p.m. An ominous thunderstorm started moving across the valley, its development thanks to an unstable atmosphere and some serious wind shear.
This was far from a typical afternoon shower; it produced hail that measured up to three inches in diameter - the largest ever recorded in Maricopa County!
Severe damage was experienced throughout the area. Dented air conditioning units and shattered car windows were among the collateral damage.
Outdoor pools took on much of the hail, and not without consequence. The water pictured above went from 79 to 58 degrees in just 30 minutes!
When it was all said and done, nearly $3 billion in damages was incurred. This included destruction to over 150,000 homes.
Hail wasn't the only adverse weather event that occurred on October 5. It was also the largest single-day tornado outbreak in Arizona history, with eight twisters touching down. There were no casualties, however 11 people did get injured.
Check out these videos to watch the storm in action:
Did you endure the 2010 Phoenix hail storm? If so, tell us all about your experience! Check out our previous article for more crazy Arizona weather:
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