In 2019, Texas experienced 872 hail storms (that's a 71% increase over 2018!), as documented by the NOAA’s National Weather Service. May is typically the most active month for hail, accounting for about 22% of the entire year.
Hail forms when a thunderstorm updraft lifts a water droplet above the freezing level in the atmosphere. The frozen water droplet then accretes super-cooled water or water vapor, which freezes once it comes in contact with the frozen droplet. This process causes a hailstone to grow.1