KELLER, Texas — We’ve seen all sorts of pictures and comparisons when it comes to hail pelting outside of our window, from coins to athletic equipment and more.
But one picture Wednesday night caught our attention: A viewer sent us a photo of a hail next to a cinnamon roll.
Why did Karen Lieber choose the sweet treat for comparison? It was out of convenience.
“Cinnamon rolls were sitting there, and I grabbed it and put it next to it, and said, 'that’s about the same size,'” said the North Keller resident.
As intense weather rolled across North Texas Wednesday night, Lieber said hail the size of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls was pelting her house.
Lieber and her family ate the cinnamon rolls for breakfast Thursday morning, but she saved the 2.5 inch hail ball in her freezer.
“That’s my little guy,” said Lieber.
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Lieber said her son Austin loves to chase storms.
He was out near Highway 114 when the storm hit and captured video as the severe storm tore through.
Back home, Lieber’s husband pulled her inside and out of the storm.
“He grabbed me and said, 'You have to get in now. It’s over our house,'” said Lieber.
She said she was glued to WFAA meteorologist Pete Delkus' weather reports on Wednesday night, and got a surprise visit from him on Thursday afternoon.
“Hey, oh Pete. How are you? Look at my hail ball. Half of a roll now,” Lieber joked.
Lieber sent her cinnamon-roll comparison through the WFAA app.
“When they told me last night in my ear it was a cinnamon roll, I said, 'Oh my gosh. I hope it’s not the size of Lulu’s cinnamon roll,” said Delkus.
Lieber said she titled her photo 'cinnamon delight' because she knew it would catch someone's attention.
You can share your creative hail comparison through the WFAA app. Once it's on your phone, click on "Near Me" at the bottom and hit the plus button to upload your picture.