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Storms drop large hailstones on north Texas, central Oklahoma

October 23, 2011 |  8:20 pm

Thunderstorms pelted portions of Oklahoma and north Texas late Saturday into early Sunday, including hailstones the size of golf balls and even baseballs.

In Oklahoma, hail was large enough to smash car sunroofs and windshields, according to KOCO News in Oklahoma City. Early Sunday, quarter-size hail reportedly covered the ground several inches deep in the Dallas suburb of Garland. Texas Storm Chasers posted photos online of golf-ball-size hail that reportedly fell in Ada, Okla., about 85 miles southeast of the capital.

A tornado was reported Saturday night near Okemah, Okla., about 72 miles east of the capital, according to the Oklahoman. Despite multiple tornado warnings, no major tornadoes or damage were reported.

Hailstones the size of baseballs were reported near Ada, Union City and Boley, Okla., according to the National Weather Service in Oklahoma City. Winds up to 71 mph and lightning delayed the start of the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech football game in Norman, Okla., on Saturday night.

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