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WEATHER: (May 2, 2022) MONDAY – High yesterday was 81° at 5:00; this morning’s low was 61° at 7:00. KPANcast: Sunny and windy.    

LOCAL: The “Hook” of a severe thunderstorm crossed Hereford in a short-lived but damaging run yesterday evening, producing large hail and damaging winds as it crossed the city wreaking havoc on many areas of town and the surrounding area. Wind gusts to 67mph were recorded at the West Texas Mesonet site on the west edge of town, with .13 inch of rain. The NWS Weather Station’s wind and precipitation readers at the Hereford Airport went offline at approximately 7:00 last night. The airport took heavy damage. KPAN recorded .25 inch of rain in the gauge, but totals are likely more with standing water in downtown at the time of publishing. Hail was reported up to baseball size……Crews worked overnight restoring power to residents across the area. KPAN’s transmitter site went offline around 6:00 yesterday and was restored at 1:30 this morning……The 2nd Annual Deaf Smith County Industry Tour presented by The Chandler Agency begins at 8:30 tomorrow at Cnossen Dairy. The tour includes breakfast and lunch, and will have an afternoon session at Barrett and Crofoot East. Presentations on innovation and practice in the Ag and livestock industries will be among topics discussed. Call 806-364-7676 for more info……The Hereford Food Pantry is open from 12:00-4:00 today at 900 North Lee……KPAN salutes Laura Cantu as the Good Neighbor of the Day……Bundle your landline, internet and cable TV at WT Services.

All out of town vendors must have a City of Hereford permit before conducting door to door sales for hail repair.  

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