April 26, 2016
Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday, but arrived without the destructive tornadoes that many had worried about for days.
We get hail here sometimes but it's never like that! Ours is the size of peas or smaller. Hail the size of a grapefruit is a weapon of mass destruction; cars parked outside can be destroyed. Buildings will be damaged; holes in roofs, windows out. A person hit by one of those can be injured or even killed.
This is "head for the storm cellar" weather even if there aren't any tornadoes.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 26, 2016 11:12 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 27, 2016 05:29 AM (YIjaw)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 27, 2016 05:48 AM (YIjaw)
I don't see how hail could really get to be the size of grapefruit. I think this is hyperbole or a simple reporting mistake.
I think I want to see photos before I believe it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 27, 2016 07:10 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 27, 2016 07:12 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Ben at April 27, 2016 07:21 AM (DRaH+)
I remember what it sounded like, hitting the roof vent for my heater... I can only imagine what it would have been like to have been outdoors in it, and I don't like what my imagination is picturing, no sir I don't.
Posted by: Wonderduck at April 27, 2016 03:39 PM (XQ5ac)
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at April 28, 2016 02:06 AM (l55xw)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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