Just yesterday, Mexican officials said that a storm yielded some four feet of hail in the Guadalajara region. The hail storm reportedly damaged over 200 homes and swept away over a dozen cars. However, the temperature reached a high of 83 degrees Fahrenheit just later that day.
The State Government Helps Guadalajara
The state government acted quickly. Workers dragged businesses out of the hail. They also cleared streets and drainage systems.
Ramifications and Conclusions
Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro was quick to correlate the hail storm with climate change. Translated from Spanish, Alfaro’s tweet can be understood as: “I was in the place to assess the situation and witnessed scenes I had never seen: hail more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists.”
Thus far, there are no reported fatalities or injuries as a result of the hailstorm. However, CBS reported that three adults may have developed hypothermia.
Strange Weather in Guadalajara
Granted that three adults may have developed hypothermia, it would be reasonable to believe that Guadalajara’s temperature was cold for at least the rest of the day. Weather reports showed that this was far from the case.
In fact, at its highs, Guadalajara reached 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
But even preceding the hailstorm, Guadalajara saw temperatures around 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Further, current weather forecasts show that the city will see highs between 80 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the next 10 days.