It was a rough evening for folks in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley on March 29th, 2012. McAllen, Texas was hit hard with thunderstorms that produced baseball sized hail up to 2.75 inches and flash flooding. The storm assessment team out of the Brownsville, TX National Weather Service office were out today (March 30th) surveying the damage and talking to members of the community and will release a detailed storm report soon.
Below are a couple of videos that I could find of the hail and I think that they really speak for themselves. Also, below I have included the preliminary local storm report and a graphic depicting the preliminary rainfall totals from this event from the Brownsville, TX National Weather Service office.
Starbucks looks like a war zone. Courtesy: National Weather Service Southern Region HQ
Trees "de-leafed" from the hail. Courtesy: National Weather Service Southern Region HQ