A freak hailstorm left the cities of Jalisco and Guadalajara, Mexico buried in up to six feet of ice Sunday. The unusual weather event damaged homes and cars, but there were no reports of injuries.
Enrique Alfaro, the governor of Jalisco, tweeted about the hailstorm, along with photos of ice. Stunned by what he saw in Guadalajara, Alfaro suggested climate change may be the cause of the ice storm, saying: “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,” he wrote in Spanish.
Alfaro said no was hurt, though the state’s civil protection service said there were possible cases of hypothermia in three adults.
Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous cities, was experiencing temperatures around 88 degrees Fahrenheit in recent days. Alfaro said Guadalajara, which is located just north of Mexico City, received more than three feet of ice. However, in some places, there were up to six feet of ice.