Residents across the South Plains are picking up after severe weather tore through the area Wednesday. The reports of several tornadoes are officially unconfirmed, but the storms did bring heavy rain, hail and up to 70 mile per hour winds. The largest hail in the country yesterday was reported southeast of Lamesa in Dawson County.
Newschannel 11 was there when the softball and baseball sized hail pounded the area. It also shattered portions of the windshield on one of the Newschannel 11's storm chasers, and left huge dents in the hood.
Newschannel 11 storm chaser David Drummond captured a tornado on the ground near Ackerly late Wednesday afternoon. Another tornado touched down in Snyder, damaging part of the high school. The storm knocked over a scoreboard and leveled an equipment shed. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.