LOVING, Texas -- Severe storms dumped heavy rain and large hail Thursday on parts of north Texas.
The National Weather Service said hail as large as 2.25 inches was reported in the towns of Graham and Loving, about 80 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
Storm chaser Chad Casey shared this video on social media, saying he saw 2-inch hailstones falling near Loving.
Hail is formed when water droplets are carried high into storms by strong winds where they freeze. Then, the droplets thaw as they fall back down through the storm before they are carried back up by strong winds and refreeze. That process continues until the hailstones become too heavy for the winds to keep aloft and they fall to the ground.
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