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Posted: 9/16/2009 5:23:52 PM EST
More to follow but these are intertaining non the less...

It lasted for a good 8 - 10 minutes. It took out ALL 80 skylights in the plant. People and shit flew everywhere.





Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:24:35 PM EST
Holy Shit!

Where do you live?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:24:51 PM EST
Whoa!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:25:04 PM EST
take cover!!!!

and i hope whomever owned that car had insurance
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:26:07 PM EST
RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:26:44 PM EST

meh, sue god.

or mother nature.






Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:27:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 5:27:54 PM EST by Matthew_Q]

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
Holy Shit!

Where do you live?

This. Your location of "USA" doesn't narrow it down much.



On-topic I am glad my car sleeps in the garage. We had a little hail last week... pea size, not enough to do damage, but I was relieved that my car and my bike are in the garage, protected from that crap.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:27:18 PM EST
Al Gore warned us this would happen... HE WARNED US!!!

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:27:28 PM EST
damn that sucks. I know, I've been through it before

this is from 3 years ago in Ohio, where we're lucky to see pea sized hail normally


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:27:32 PM EST
Damn...what state are you in?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:27:37 PM EST
40% of the windshields were taken out in our parking lot.

I felt like I was in a dooms day movie. No shit.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:47:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
Holy Shit!

Where do you live?

This. Your location of "USA" doesn't narrow it down much.



On-topic I am glad my car sleeps in the garage. We had a little hail last week... pea size, not enough to do damage, but I was relieved that my car and my bike are in the garage, protected from that crap.


Location?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:49:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By toddlerp:
40% of the windshields were taken out in our parking lot.

I felt like I was in a dooms day movie. No shit.


Plains state?

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:06:38 PM EST
I bet that got real interesting, real fast!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:07:49 PM EST
my car was totaled back in july from huge hail
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:08:58 PM EST
Wow!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:11:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
Wow!


I guess Colorado. Oh yeah, holy shit!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:13:26 PM EST
It's ok, it will buff out.


That is some crazy stuff. Only have seen hail one time, but it wasn't even bigger than a pea.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:14:28 PM EST
dang, that glass didn't' have a chance
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:18:03 PM EST
We got caught in a hail storm like that several years ago. Beat the hell out of my father in law's truck and cracked the windshield. Highways are not the place to be when it hails.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:20:19 PM EST
Sorry to see the damage. There was a car dealer in Alabama that lost a whole lot of cars to hail a few years ago.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:22:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By toddlerp:
More to follow but these are intertaining non the less...

It lasted for a good 8 - 10 minutes. It took out ALL 80 skylights in the plant. People and shit flew everywhere.

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/fullmoontide/hail3.jpg

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/fullmoontide/hail2.jpg

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/fullmoontide/hail1.jpg


Fun, aint it? We had a big one last year. Nothing really this year though. From last year.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:27:13 PM EST
what do you have to protect by not posting your state?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:37:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 6:46:57 PM EST by jeffers_mz]
Real T'storms in the US currently run from east Texas to Alabama, with the biggest in central Alabama.

Coupla dinky ones in New Mexico, coupla T'showers in new York State.

Best guess Mississippi, Louisiana, or Alabama.

Ran into hail like that once. Kids in the car, we dodged an on-ground twister via commercial radio reports, no visual sighting, just waited, then slid down the back side of the cell.

Far side of town we tied another cell arriving at my home. Radio threw the very specific tornado warning as we turned in the drive, plan was to leave groceries in the car and dive for the storm shelter under the house, but before we got to the end of the drive, golf ball hail was hammering us, so we had to run for it in the vehicle.

Up past 60 mph, the hail wanted to cave in the windshield, below that there was the chance of the twister catching us. At night the only way to track a twister is from blue flashes as it takes down power poles, but this storm had a lightning core in it so we couldn't tell the difference.

I remember telling the kids in a calm smooth voice that there was little to worry about, while hollering at the top of my lungs to be heard over the hail. Sounded like a football team with jackhammers trying to cut into the truck.

Eventually we ran out of the east side of it, and the storm's southeasterly course put us in the clear slot between storms, got back to the house, all ok, the groceries hadn't even thawed out too much.

No damage to the truck. The hailstones were just a fuzz shy of hard frozen, like chunky, not quite soft enough to be called slush, more like snowballs with rocks inside.

Bad juju...don't want to do that again.



Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:38:58 PM EST
Hail Sale at all the local car lots!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:44:25 PM EST
HOLY CRAP!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:50:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By solution_zero:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
Holy Shit!

Where do you live?

This. Your location of "USA" doesn't narrow it down much.



On-topic I am glad my car sleeps in the garage. We had a little hail last week... pea size, not enough to do damage, but I was relieved that my car and my bike are in the garage, protected from that crap.




Location?


...the plant...
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:07:27 PM EST

I bet the auto-glass repairman gets a hard on when he see's this on the news!

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:39:19 PM EST
Back in the mid-1800's there were reports of hailstorms in the plains states that killed large numbers of buffalo in several herds. How the people survived to count the dead buffalo they never addressed...
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:42:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 7:43:27 PM EST by Dragracer_Art]
Not sure if this was asked yet or not...

WHAT FUCKING STATE ARE YOU IN ???
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:45:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By kaos:
Back in the mid-1800's there were reports of hailstorms in the plains states that killed large numbers of buffalo in several herds. How the people survived to count the dead buffalo they never addressed...


My guess is that they were indoors.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:45:22 PM EST
I'll guess El Paso
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:47:05 PM EST
What state in this great US of A?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:48:50 PM EST
The state of fake.......busted glass but no dents easily seen in metal finish,never saw square holes either.Maybe a gravel truck dropped some rocks or something
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:48:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Not sure if this was asked yet or not...

WHAT FUCKING STATE ARE YOU IN ???

This
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:49:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 7:49:44 PM EST by 70satvert]
After checking out today's storm reports, I'm going to put my money on the OP being from El Paso, TX.
Storm Reports

233117510 SE HORIZON CITY EL PASO TX315710607REPORTED SEVERE STORM WAS CONTINUING TO PROCEED SOUTHEAST, FOLLOWING I-10. A LOT OF GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL WITH CONSIDERABLE VEHICLE DAMAGE. ARROYOS RUNNING FULL. (EPZ)

ETA: Good call Merrell.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:56:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By toddlerp:
40% of the windshields were taken out in our parking lot.

I felt like I was in a dooms day movie. No shit.


well that sucks and all...even worse than I've been through. But you still haven't answered where this was?

You in a witness protection program?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:06:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By jeffers_mz:
Real T'storms in the US currently run from east Texas to Alabama, with the biggest in central Alabama.

Coupla dinky ones in New Mexico, coupla T'showers in new York State.

Best guess Mississippi, Louisiana, or Alabama.

Ran into hail like that once. Kids in the car, we dodged an on-ground twister via commercial radio reports, no visual sighting, just waited, then slid down the back side of the cell.

Far side of town we tied another cell arriving at my home. Radio threw the very specific tornado warning as we turned in the drive, plan was to leave groceries in the car and dive for the storm shelter under the house, but before we got to the end of the drive, golf ball hail was hammering us, so we had to run for it in the vehicle.

Up past 60 mph, the hail wanted to cave in the windshield, below that there was the chance of the twister catching us. At night the only way to track a twister is from blue flashes as it takes down power poles, but this storm had a lightning core in it so we couldn't tell the difference.

I remember telling the kids in a calm smooth voice that there was little to worry about, while hollering at the top of my lungs to be heard over the hail. Sounded like a football team with jackhammers trying to cut into the truck.

Eventually we ran out of the east side of it, and the storm's southeasterly course put us in the clear slot between storms, got back to the house, all ok, the groceries hadn't even thawed out too much.

No damage to the truck. The hailstones were just a fuzz shy of hard frozen, like chunky, not quite soft enough to be called slush, more like snowballs with rocks inside.

Bad juju...don't want to do that again.





You may want to add a few states to that list that have some serious hail storms, like South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma..... keep heading east till you hit the Atlantic. Worst stuff I have ever seen was on the panhandle, flipped 18 wheelers over for miles and flattened a few towns.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:11:07 PM EST
Lock the thread!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:24:19 PM EST
I saw hail like that once in New Mexico... except I was caught out in the open in the backwoods.

That shit HURTS.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:32:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
I saw hail like that once in New Mexico... except I was caught out in the open in the backwoods.

That shit HURTS.

Yeah. I got caught in a storm with similarly-sized hail when I was a kid, before I could get to cover, I took one to the side and one to the head. Not fun.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:37:38 PM EST
Dude, this is so stupid, it's hilarious!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:37:54 PM EST
I can tell you from experience that a motorcycle is a bad place to be when the hail start falling.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:40:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Al Gore warned us this would happen... HE WARNED US!!!



WE DIDN'T LISTEN!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:41:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 8:41:53 PM EST by fefu23]
Originally Posted By knifehitter:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Not sure if this was asked yet or not...

WHAT FUCKING STATE ARE YOU IN ???

This


opsec....OPSEC!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:43:42 PM EST
Ahhhhhhhhh... California!

I'll take the earthquakes, thanks.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:47:10 PM EST
Hale Center TX
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:55:30 PM EST
Holy FUCK!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:59:44 PM EST




Both from earlier this summer in Colorado.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 9:06:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bugalaman:
what do you have to protect by not posting your state?


Well we know it isn't CA. If anything, we definitely NEVER have hail like that.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:43:24 PM EST




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