Hail Floods the Streets in Spain

By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
October 14, 2012; 9:56 AM
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Hail Floods the Streets in Spain

Falling autumn leaves clogged storm drains, complicating the flooding.

Storified by Accu Weather · Thu, Oct 11 2012 09:26:26

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Hail flooded the streets of a town in northeast Spain on Wednesday. The firefighters and police in Soria, Span, worked to control the impact of the downpour and hail. Falling autumn leaves clogged storm drains, complicating the flooding.
AccuWeather meteorologist Jim Andrews said that this "is a classic hailstorm, accompanied by torrential rain. Streets were literally flowing with water (and hailstones) within 2-3 minutes. The trigger for the storms was a cold front. Soria is fairly high (3,500 feet or so), being located along a ridge of highlands. These highlands seem to have helped to focus rain/thunderstorms in the area."
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El Tiempo. Radar - Composición Península y Baleares - Últimas 12 horas - Agencia Estatal de Meteorología - AEMET. Gobierno de EspañaEl Tiempo. Distintos productos de observación de la precipitación mediante la red de radares - Composición Península y Baleares - Últimas...
More information about the storm:
La tormenta provoca inundaciones, problemas eléctricos y daños en el mobiliario urbano " DesdeSoriaLa tormenta provoca inundaciones, problemas eléctricos y daños en el mobiliario urbano Los efectivos de Bomberos y Policía Local del Ayun...
Información, fotos y vídeo de la gran tormenta de granizo en Soria. http://www.desdesoria.es/?p=11024 http://pic.twitter.com/qKhE7d0IdesdeSoria
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