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Thread: Forget "the size of golf balls" - this is the mother of all hailstones

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    Redsmetz redsmetz's Avatar
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    Forget "the size of golf balls" - this is the mother of all hailstones

    Saw this on CNN (via a BBC report), hailstone fell in South Dakota weighing one kilo (2.2 lbs). Ouch!

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    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
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    Re: Forget "the size of golf balls" - this is the mother of all hailstones

    Geez. Just hit me with a bowling ball falling from the sky.
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    Re: Forget "the size of golf balls" - this is the mother of all hailstones

    I saw some first hand pictures of the damage from those hail storms on a pheasant hunting forum I belong to. Someone posted pics of crop damage that was unreal. Some cornfields looked like they had been mowed; it was that bad. They were very concerned about what damage was done to the bird population.
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    Re: Forget "the size of golf balls" - this is the mother of all hailstones

    Here's some video of a hail storm that hit a Northeastern suburb of Denver on May 26 this year. I was working downtown about 5-10 miles away, and there wasn't a single drop of rain or hail. Perfectly sunny spring/summer day. Yet softball size hail was reported, and in some places if fell 6-12 inches deep, like snow:

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