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    Reports: Severe Storms Rage Over Southern Plains

    By by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    May 11, 2013, 12:10:55 PM EDT

    Severe thunderstorms will continue to diminish over the southern Plains during the early morning hours of Friday, but there will still be a few storms that can produce large hail and damaging winds. In general, heavy rain will be the biggest threat from remaining showers and thunderstorms.

    The storms began Wednesday, unleashing baseball-sized hail and torrential rain, and resulting in three confirmed tornados.

    Continue to check back throughout the evening for updates on the storm and its impacts. For the full story, read More Severe Storms Thursday in Oklahoma City, Dallas.

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    12:25 a.m. CDT Friday: Severe thunderstorms are diminishing across much of the southern Plains. There are still a few severe thunderstorms moving across Louisiana, and a couple of gusty storms between Austin and Houston, Texas.

    11:46 p.m. CDT Thursday: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office reported a possible tornado near Singer, La. There was significant damage to a home, including a demolished carport and portion of the roof.

    10:30 p.m. CDT Thursday: Hail covered the ground near Fredericksburg, Texas, with drifts up to 8 inches in spots.

    9:25 p.m. CDT Thursday: Golf ball-sized hail and estimated wind gusts of 80 mph have been reported near Fredericksburg, Texas, knocking down tree branches in the area.

    8:40 p.m. CDT Thursday: A patrol car was blown off of Route 783 near Mason, TX. Debris is in the road.

    7:45 p.m. CDT Thursday: A wind gust of 60 mph was reported in Parmer County, Texas.

    7:29 p.m. CDT Thursday: The fire department in Riley, IN, reported a tornado. It may have struck a house.

    6:00 p.m. CDT Thursday: A roof was blown off of a home in Trinity, Texas. Power lines came down & injured one person.

    5:50 p.m. CDT Thursday: Seven miles southeast of Voss, Texas, golf ball-sized hail was reported.


    4:55 p.m. CDT Thursday: On the west side of Ballinger, Texas, thunderstorm winds downed two utility poles and power lines.

    4:49 p.m. CDT Thursday: Egg-sized hail was reported 5 miles southwest of Hatchel, Texas.

    3:29 p.m. CDT Thursday: Hail the size of golf balls was reported 1 mile east of Robert Lee, Texas.

    3:00 p.m. CDT Thursday: In Westphalia, Texas, 1 inch hail was reported.

    2:49 p.m. CDT Thursday: Sweetwater, Texas, is reporting both egg-sized hail and golf ball-sized hail in the span of two minutes.

    2:38 p.m. CDT Thursday: A wind gust of 72 mph was reported in Temple, Texas.

    2:24 p.m. CDT Thursday: Hail the size of golf balls has been reported in Hamilton, Texas.

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