A huge hailstorm buried the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico, days after 88°F weather pic.twitter.com/Z4qD7bOMUT
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In one of the more bizarre scenes you’ll stumble upon this summer, the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, east of Puerto Vallarta on the mainland, was buried by a random hailstorm yesterday, leaving over three feet of white ice in the streets. Citizens were left to plow through deep drifts while others played in the white stuff, making snow angels.
Temperatures in the city, situated at just over 5,000 feet in elevation, have been in the nineties over the last week so the storm certainly caught the municipality by surprise. “Hail more than a meter high, and then we wondered if climate change exists,” said Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramirez. You can see a full photo gallery of the phenomenon, here.
‘Never-before-seen natural phenomena’ in Guadalajara, Mexico due to a freak hail storm that has buried the city in ice. pic.twitter.com/3K5dzuTUSk
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