I keep forgetting, that hail, and sleet are NOT the same, and develop under very different circumstances.
Folks: I'm glad to read that my Texas counterparts are fine. It just occured to me, that this time of year is tornado season.
We get them up here, but things don't start happening until late May early June. They are rarely as powerful as down south, but we've had some nasty ones, albeit once every 10 years.
We had beautiful spring weather here for almost 2 - 3 weeks. Then....sleet, ice which has left a thick crust on the frozen precipitation below it. It's annoying, and makes me angry, as spring is supposed to be here: NOW
It looks like January outside, and it's more than I can bear. Mouthy I'm sure can tell you, it's such an overnight contrast to what we were experiencing only 1 week ago.
I'd rather be in Dallas, drinking beer with Valis and talking about bats.