- Associated Press - Monday, December 9, 2019


For the second time in 18 days, large hail coated the desert in parts of the Phoenix metro area.

National Weather Service meteorologists say some pop-up thunderstorms dropped hail in some sections of north Phoenix and other areas Thursday.

It wasn’t as widespread as Nov. 21 when hail fell in parts of Phoenix and the suburbs of Goodyear, Avondale, Tempe, Mesa and Apache Junction - an unusual sight in the desert.

That time, some people said hail as small as a marble covered their property, while others say they saw hail as big as a silver dollar.

On Thursday, hail blanketed some north Phoenix freeways and made it look like a winter wonderland for a while until rain and warmer temperatures took over.

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