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« on: July 15, 2010, 11:46 AM »

We got HAMMERED by a huge thunderstorm(s) up here this week.  Lots of hail and storm damage. 

NOT a fun night for sure.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 01:35 PM »

This is in July? WOW...terrible stuff. I bet the auto body shops and roofers are happy...Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 01:38 PM »

At the other end of the scale....

Phoenix is presently

118°F & 20% RH

with a Heat Index of

126°F  Huh

It makes our Las Vegas 111°F & 8% RH look cool.

Sorry to hear about the hail. I remember in Omaha as a kid seeing all the flower greenhouses with hundreds of broken glass panes. Hope your cars were under a roof.  Sad

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 02:57 PM »

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Winds WSW 9 kph
Relative Humidity 67%

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 05:10 PM »

I've never seen such large hailstones.    Huh
However, I do love the photo of the storm cloud.

Steady winds, y'all.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 09:41 PM »

I bet the auto body shops and roofers are happy...Smiley

Pretty much true for any place that gets that kind of hail.  I had a car get dinged (literally) for $5K in damage during a hailstorm like that in the parking lot at work.  The trunk and hood had to be replaced outright.  Everyone was looking really nervous at the skylights in the lobby.

Pretty sure that happen in the warmer months too.

Auto body shops may love it, but auto dealerships do not... in the Dallas/Fort Worth area it wasn't uncommon for all the car dealerships to have reduced price sales of new cars right after a bad hail storm.

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 11:37 PM »

That is amazing hail  Huh  We get storms with high winds that knock down trees and power lines but large hail like that happens once a decade or so.

Hope all are ok....
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 06:50 AM »

Not to worry, I was lucky enough to miss out on most of the real bad damage this time. 

I dont know how "happy" the roofers and body shops are about this one.  With hail that big, is also knocked out the windshields of the cars and let the rain get to the interior, lots of cars were totaled outright.  As far as roofs, it damaged the shingles at best, went through the roof at worst.  Lots of houses with holes in the roof, no windows, and very damaged siding. 

Farmers were about a week or so away from starting the wheat harvest and now have nothing.

Oh, just to clarify, the last picture isn't of snow, but of how deep the hail was after the storm.


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