Deluge of hail hits Safford, Arizona during anomalous night storm

An unusual overnight storm brought a deluge of hail to areas of southeastern Arizona on October 8, 2016.

At least 2.3 inches of rain and hail measuring between 1 and 2.5 inches in diameter hit Safford late Saturday.

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Well watch the deluge:

Residents shared photos on social media of holding hail in their palms or alongside a ruler.

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Many woke up to find the golf ball-sized hail blanketing the ground.

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There were other storms that also brought pea-sized hail to Tucson on Saturday.

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But Safford bore the most severe impact in terms of precipitation.

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The storm was caused by a low pressure air system pulling moisture back into the region.

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Here another video:

The stormy system has since moved eastward to New Mexico.

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