Freak hailstorm buries Guadalajara, Mexico in 3 feet of ice

Freak hailstorm buries Guadalajara, Mexico in 3 feet of ice

A freak hailstorm blanketed Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday, trapping vehicles in up to three feet of ice.

Photos of the storm's aftermath show the Mexican city in a state of disarray as police officers and civilians wander around on the newly frosted roads.

"I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara," said State Governor Enrique Alfaro.

"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real," he added. "These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons. It's incredible."

Photos of the damage:

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AccuWeather reports that the storm occurred early Sunday morning when temperatures in the city hovered around 60°F.

The freak weather event also brought thunder and flash flooding, the latter which may have carried the accumulated hail and caused it to build up into massive piles.

Prior to the storm, Guadalajara had been experiencing summer temperatures of over 85°F.

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