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What in the hail? 11 years ago today, Arizona experienced a hail storm of epic proportions

The National Weather Service deemed the storm the "costliest weather disaster in the state’s history."

ARIZONA, USA — Editor's note: The video above is from Scottsdale in 2018.


That was the word used by the National Weather Service to describe a hail storm on Oct. 5, 2010. The aftermath of the storm costing billions in insured losses. 

According to NWS Phoenix, the storm started with supercell thunderstorms over central Arizona. The thunderstorm moved into the Valley and that's when the hail started. 

Large hail damaged homes, cars and windows. The size of the hail was the largest that Maricopa County ever saw and, according to the NWS, was the third-largest recorded in the state.

The storm cost $2.7 billion in insured damages making it the "costliest weather disaster in the state’s history," according to NWS. 

>> The below tweet was shared in 2018, the storm's eighth anniversary. 

Arizona Weather 

Arizona has seen its fair share of severe weather. Here is a compilation of videos from various storms across the Grand Canyon state.