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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:04 PM

4 feet of hail in Texas?


The National Weather Service's office in Amarillo, Texas, posted this photo Wednesday night of what it said was deep hail

Sure, everything's bigger in Texas. But 4 feet of hail from one storm? That's what the National Weather Service, the Texas Department of Transportation and a local sheriff say happened Wednesday in an area north of Amarillo when hail piled up in drifts so wide they cut off a major highway.

The National Weather Service office in Amarillo even posted a photo on its Facebook page, but that wasn't enough to convince skeptics.

"Serious do not think this is 100% hail!!!" commented one person.

"It's a lite dusting of hail on some damn rocks," said another person, referring to the image of a firefighter standing next to what could be taken for boulders.

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"That was 4 feet of ice" that was compacted by rain and floodwater across a wide area, she added

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11160993-4-feet-of-hail-in-texas-reports-photos-cause-quite-a-storm?lite/

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Reply 4 feet of hail in Texas? (Original post)
liberal N proud Apr 2012 OP
seabeyond Apr 2012 #1
struggle4progress Apr 2012 #2
progressoid Apr 2012 #4
AnneD Apr 2012 #3
unionworks Apr 2012 #5
Bake Apr 2012 #12
unionworks Apr 2012 #14
MicaelS Apr 2012 #6
X_Digger Apr 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #8
Cruzan Apr 2012 #9
Bake Apr 2012 #11
leveymg Apr 2012 #10
slampoet Apr 2012 #13
X_Digger Apr 2012 #15
struggle4progress Apr 2012 #17
Major Nikon Apr 2012 #16

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:07 PM

1. this is so funny. i am getting emails and calls. amarillo was "hit".

a homeowner next door does not live in his house, there for his retirement. he called to see if his house was ok. first thing this morning. was like a what the fuck? it rained. i know we are ALL excited by a little rain, but.... rain. not even tornado threat.

emails from mother in law, lol.

hubby was just telling me, right outside of amarillo a road was washed away and the hail and how bad it all is. told me to look at the pictures.

sigh....

would have been fun. but thrilled with the rain.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. Rain, floodflooding -- and lots of hail, that fell with the rain, was transported by flashfloods



Seems to be conglomerate formed as ice-water receded from hail transported by the flashfloods

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:14 PM

4. Holy crap!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:12 PM

3. Weather has always been a bit dodgy....

in Amarillo. If the Weather Service said 4 feet fell, I would believe them.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:15 PM

5. Aw, Hail! n/t

 

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Response to unionworks (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 05:01 PM

12. The hail you say!

I think in Texas those two words are pronounced the same ... with three syllables!



Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 06:24 PM

14. I worked

 

In the steel mill in Pgh. with a real McCoy from W.V. Anytime it was hailing outside whe would tell him and he would exclaim in his wonderful accent "Aw Hail"!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:21 PM

6. EVERYTHING is deeper in Texas...

And I say that as a lifelong Texan.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:23 PM

7. We've had 16" on our back fence in the past..

The wind / rain tends to push it up against anything in its path. Our chain link fence acts like a large sieve.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:24 PM

8. NWS should go on the TV machine and use this to educate people

on increased energy in the atmosphere due to temp rise and how that leads to freak weather events that are dramatic.

Oh wait, this is the US... that only happens in developing countries where they are not in denial.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:25 PM

9. That's a hail of a lot!

 

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Response to Cruzan (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 05:00 PM

11. Hail yes!

That's a lotta hail!



Bake

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:27 PM

10. Aren't we about two weeks late for this sort of thing?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 05:02 PM

13. Is their air really that polluted? Looks like that hail has been sitting in rush hour for a month.

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Response to slampoet (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 06:27 PM

15. Or it was carried along by flash flooding (mud, etc). n/t

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Response to slampoet (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:55 PM

17. See post #2

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 06:31 PM

16. I saw a hailstorm in El Paso that left a foot of ice on my front porch

It looked like it had snowed and it was in May.

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