Saturday May 22, 2010
Oh Hail that’s insane! It gets real interesting after 1:00.
In DFW a few years ago, we had a tornado that ripped downtown Ft. Worth and dropped hail like this at about 5PM. Car dealer owners cried, their entire inventories destroyed, people on the freeways mobbed the underside of bridges, and I got a new roof and a window. I’ve never heard a noise like that before, a friend said it sounded like he was in a Bell UH1D Iroquois helicopter in the VietNam war with every darned gun blasting away. Hope I never see or hear that again.
At the Texas Star Party in 1986, I was trapped beneath a truck while the softball hail came down, and once it was over I couldn’t dig my way out for 20 minutes. The hail was almost 3 feet deep. The tornado that passed through dropped over 500 boots, not a single complete pair to be found. The boot store that was hit was totally destroyed. Darn, I hoped I was gonna get a free pair of ostrich boots!
Get used to it. Hailstorms like this will become more severe because of AGW. By 2110, average hail will be the size of basketballs, and the the frequency of storms will double.
Oh… wait.. Does anyone know where Little Timmy is? He was swimming you say?
I’ve seen hail like that, but it was during a hurricane.
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