Monday, June 18, 2012

Hail, Yes!

Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground tells us about a hailstorm... a hell of a hailstorm:
Insured damage from a massive 3-hour hailstorm that pummeled Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, June 13, may reach $2 billion, said the Southwestern Insurance Information Service (SIIS) on Friday. If true, this would be the fourth billion-dollar U.S. weather disaster of 2012. A cluster of three severe thunderstorms dropped hail the size of baseballs over a heavily populated area, damaging thousands of cars, puncturing skylights at a local mall, and shattering the expensive tile roofs of hundreds of homes. It was the second major hailstorm to hit the region this year; an April 3 event cost close to $500 million, and damaged 110 airplanes at the DFW airport. ...
There's a photo with the post, of hail falling into White Rock Lake... and onto some rather pricey-looking boats. Individual hailstones are visible in the photo.

And the nut-jobs say there's nothing going on with the climate...


  1. Wow! I've never been in a hail storm that was so destructive... noisy, yes. Trying to carpet bomb the town? No.

  2. ellroon, my old car has a few marks on the roof from being trapped in a much lighter hailstorm years ago, but I've never seen anything like the one in that picture... next week, I suppose they'll post a pic of kids playing a game with a softball the size of a hailstone!



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