Freak summer hailstorm engulfs Guadalajara's cars, streets in up to 6 feet of ice

Ryan W. Miller
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Freak summer hailstorm engulfs Guadalajara's cars, streets in up to 6 feet of ice

Guadalajara, the capital city of the Mexican state Jalisco, was battered with a freak summer hailstorm that left up to 6 feet of ice in some areas.

A freak summer hailstorm buried parts of a Mexican city in 5 to 6 feet of ice, engulfing cars on the street in a stunning display.

"I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara," the state governor, Enrique Alfaro, told Agence France-Presse.

Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco with a population of almost a million and a half people, saw at least six of its neighborhoods on the outskirts blanketed in the massive hail accumulation Sunday, AFP reported.

At least 200 buildings and 50 vehicles were damaged by the ice.

No fatalities were reported, but at least two people showed early signs of hypothermia. 

According to AFP, although hailstorms aren't uncommon in the summer in Jalisco, nothing of this magnitude had been recorded. Guadalajara is northwest of Mexico City and is about 5,000 feet above sea level.

Vehicles buried in hail are seen in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
People remain on the sidewalk of a street covered with hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
Aerial view of vehicles buried in hail in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
A woman and a child walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
A policeman stands next to vehicles buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.
A woman and her dogs walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019.

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