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Offline Gray Wolf

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Hail Storm Photos
« on: October 10, 2014, 09:58:20 PM »
A severe storm front rolled through Kentucky 4 days ago, spawning strong straight-line winds, micro-bursts and hail storms across the area.  I got the hail, a bunch of it!







Fortunately I can park my Jeep under a Jasmine tree, which took the brunt of the impact of the hail stones, saving the Jeep from damage





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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 10:15:49 PM »
Thanks for the photos, happy there was no damage to your car. I have always kept my vehicles in the garage or under a carport. In Florida during one hail storm car dealers suffered major damage to new cars on their lots when a hail storm hit, yeah I know FLORIDA some of you may say, but it did happen and if I remember correctly it happened more than one time.

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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 06:19:25 AM »
Jack, glad you didnt suffer any real damage...on occasion we would get those in NC, and rarely some snow during the winter.
Most of our problems in Beaufort came from hurricanes ...My brother there gets a lot of strange weather

Lee2 Florida gets some of the strangest weather on the planet, and some of the most sever thunder storms in the country if you live up around the middle, like Tampa...I use to love watching them, especially from the air, the most impressive thunder storm I ever saw was flying from Pensacola to Miami...we were at about 25k feet and it was at least 25k feet over us.
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 06:45:54 AM »
Florida also sometimes gets snow.  In '89 there was significant snow and during the '70s there was a couple of times I remember riding my bike back home from the bases in the afternoon with flurries covering the road.  Of course, that melted in no time but the '89 snow stuck to the point that there was snow in shaded areas, like overpasses and elsewhere, three days later.  It didn't stick long around out around the beach areas though.
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 09:04:19 AM »
Snow, haha.  You guys don't know what snow is.  That's one reason I want to leave Wisconsin and go to the Philippines.
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2014, 12:00:09 PM »
Well by golly Mike, I didnt know you were a cheese head    :) ;)
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 02:00:06 PM »
Snow, haha.  You guys don't know what snow is.  That's one reason I want to leave Wisconsin and go to the Philippines.

Don't lose any sleep over it.  You can rest assured that I happen to know what snow is.
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2014, 05:56:05 PM »
That's a lot of hail though.  That can do some damage.
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 06:55:16 PM »
I saw something on tv a while ago somebody figured out how to take the hail stone damage out of a car fairly easily.  I think it was on a show in discovery turbo...but my senile old brain cant remember
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 12:22:54 AM »
It was more hail than I wanted, that's for sure!  Fortunately the Jasmine tree took the brunt of the blast and no damage has been observed on our Jeep.

Trust me I'd rather be sitting in our bahay kubo on the rooftop in Bagong Silang!   :D

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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 02:00:56 AM »
Glad there was no damage to your property.  Just prune the jasmine tree and it should bounce back if there is no significant damage to the root system.

We do have strange weather this year.  It's awfully humid where we are.  We've never had this type of humidity since we moved here, especially since we live up on a mountain, some 1300 ft. above sea level. We usually have the tradewinds all day but not for a couple months now. It's been sporadic.

Still, hail storm in October is unusual.
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Re: Hail Storm Photos
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 10:31:06 AM »
With regards to Hailstone damage to cars in Australia.
The law states that any buyer intending to purchase
a vehicle MUST be told if the vehicle has been damaged
and repaired thru hailstones. Stiff penalties apply if not
followed.

Most car dealerships (in Sydney anyway) have erected
sturdy fishnet to cover the area of the open sale yard.
Which seems to be a fairly simple fix.

I have erected fishnet to cover my car here when parked
at home. Not for hailstones of course, but to protect it
from the sun. Windscreen wipers left too long unused,
will eventually stick to the glass.

I used to wonder why, when I travelled around Manila in my
first year or so there, this phenomenon of w/wiper blades
not sitting on the glass, but pointing across the engine cover.

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