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When someone from Oklahoma says they've never seen anything like this, you can bet it's freaking bad! The sound is deafening. If you've never been in a major hail storm like this one, I can tell you it's very scary and potentially deadly if you're caught outside even in your car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFv2W7Duqiw

(I'm skeered to try to embed the darn thing, heh.)
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Just when you think it's wild as can be, at around 1:35 it goes nuckin' futs!


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I was caught in a hailstorm at some friends' house in 1977 in central Oklahoma. It was right by a 2 or 3 story glass factory with a corrugated steel roof. There were huge hailstones resembling cauliflowers hitting that roof and bouncing into the parking lot, demolishing the employees cars and smashing windshields. OMFG it was so noisy, like a medieval army was bombarding us with football size rocks.
that was unreal! poor little plants stuck in their pots! did they make a youtube of what happened to their car? eeekkkk! whew! between those kind of hail storms and the tornado seasons I don't know how you all can take it! Makes living right next to Yellowstone totally mellow in comparison though last night (Monday) we had the weirdest thing happen at about 10pm... we were still outside working, it was so warm outside (totally great!) and I came in the house to get something and heard a noise like a train coming through our property. IT WAS THE WIND! from 0-what sounded like 90mph through all our trees-scared the living crap out of me as it was so UNGODLY sounding. Then it was some kind of lint looking downpour-I rushed to put away all the stuff I had outside working and then it stopped like it hadn't even happened. Total time was about 5 minutes-we got a nice rain last night and some today but by this evening it was totally divine outside again. whoa!
Here ya go. This is what baseball sized hail can do to a car.
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This is what it can do to humans. And, of course, it can crack your skull and kill you.
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From this article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldne ... storm.html


There was like that here around 1995 which totalled my car and knocked out a window. It busted out the skylight in the house I was renting then. I was scared senseless. It happened during Mayfest, a big outdoor arts and crafts fair at a park in Fort Worth on the banks of the Trinity River. There was no warning whatsoever so people were caught. It was bedlam with everyone running to get to shelter or vehicles, children seperated from parents, people trying to lay over children to protect them, people with severe injuries... They had to set up triage units nearby and then try to get the worst to hospital. People who were driving in their cars were desperately trying to get under overpasses and wherever there was overhead shelter.
Quote:Here ya go. This is what baseball sized hail can do to a car.
[Image: article-1279403-09A39A7A000005DC-23.jpg]

This is what it can do to humans. And, of course, it can crack your skull and kill you.
[Image: article-1279403-09A46485000005DC-54.jpg]

From this article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldne ... storm.html


There was like that here around 1995 which totalled my car and knocked out a window. It busted out the skylight in the house I was renting then. I was scared senseless. It happened during Mayfest, a big outdoor arts and crafts fair at a park in Fort Worth on the banks of the Trinity River. There was no warning whatsoever so people were caught. It was bedlam with everyone running to get to shelter or vehicles, children seperated from parents, people trying to lay over children to protect them, people with severe injuries... They had to set up triage units nearby and then try to get the worst to hospital. People who were driving in their cars were desperately trying to get under overpasses and wherever there was overhead shelter.


omg! that is horrible! we get hail but not like that-moth ball sized but not baseball or cauliflower sized! <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/scream.gif" alt="Scream" title="scream" /> I was thinking what would I do with my only vehicle in a situation like that? I guess it would be important to keep full coverage on your cars if they're the only ones you have if hail like that happens enough.

My mother told me that the entire state of Oklahoma is on Tornado watch or warning and that she'd never heard of that before for the entire state. Damn! hope Samurai is alright!
Cheers
There's an outrageous thunderstorm and a frog strangler of a rain going on, but the lightning isn't close enough to shut er down yet. The tornado sirens went off about half an hour ago, but it was a false alarm. The wind is picking up now. Better post this quick in case the electricity goes off.
We're having a wild night. The tornado sirens have gone off 3 or 4 times and lots of peeps have lost their electricity, but right here we've dodged all the bullets so far. We got torrential rain and the streets are flooding. <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/fishing.gif" alt="Fishing" title="fishing" /> That's okay, we weren't going anywhere tonight anyhow.
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