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Royal area slammed by powerful hailstorm Monday

Residents in Royal received a barrage from the sky on Monday night that left significant damage in its wake.

A thunderstorm rolled through the area that dropped hail ranging in size from a quarter to larger than a golf ball. Damage reports were significant, as windows on homes and vehicles were shattered throughout the community. Dented siding, roofs and broken tree limbs were also seen throughout the community.

The onslaught lasted between 20-30 minutes. Residents in Webb also received extensive damage as the storm moved southwest. Significant hail fog occurred once the balls of ice were on t...