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Childress County storm makes Washington Post

Courtesy Photo Kristy Wyatt holds egg-shaped hail in CeeVee from the storm on Friday, April 23.

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Kristy Wyatt holds egg-shaped hail in CeeVee from the storm on Friday, April 23.

CHILDRESS – Last week’s storm in Childress County made The Washington Post.

“I’ve stalked tornadoes, floods, solar eclipses and hurricanes; my storm chases have taken me more than 60,000 miles around the world. But the most memorable storm chase I ever had came on Friday, when two elegant tornadoes and a bout of baseball-size hail validated one of my most challenging and rewarding storm chases yet.” This is how meteorologist Matthew Cappucci started his story that was published on Saturday, April 24.

Randi Murray, who lives in Tell, had egg-shaped hail that blanketed her land. “It covered the ground completely,” she said. “It actually looked like snow.”

Thankfully, Murray said she had no major damage except for tree limbs. Down the road in CeeVee, Kristy Wyatt mainly saw marble-sized hail. But Wyatt said she did see some egg-shaped hail when they walked around after the storm.

For more on this story, read The Red River Sun this week, or subscribe to the pdf version. ©Copyright 2021 The Red River Sun.

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