Surprise hail in El Paso on a day when heat breaks record

Staff / The El Paso Journal

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 | 19:18

Step.- On a day of record-breaking heat in El Paso, a gust front moved through El Paso County shortly before 4:50 pm Wednesday, bringing hail to the surprise of border officials.

After a day in which the temperature reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit, the gusts brought winds, dust and unleashed some storms in East County.

The National Weather Service in El Paso (NWS) issued an extraordinary weather alert with 50 mph winds and nickel-sized hail.