posted on May, 11 2015 @ 03:33 PM
a reply to: cody599
In June 1992 we had a macroburst in my small hometown of Coahoma, TX (home of Quail Dobbs, for all you rodeo fans, as well as the current home for the
head coach from West Virginia University, strangely enough). Trees were uprooted, roofs ripped off of homes, and softball sized hail carried by
120mph winds. When they hit, it was like Nolan Ryan was throwing a fastball at you. The next door neighbors cow was beaten to death by them. We
could hear the cow screaming as it was pelted by hailstones at first, but it only took a few moments before we didn't hear anymore from him. My dad
was a roofer at that time, so we made a killing that summer.
A few years later, in May 1996 a very similar storm hit the town I was living in at that time. Softball sized hail, 100mph winds. What was supposed
to be a "once in a lifetime" storm was repeated only 4 years later.
That is why when people talk about "Global Warming" and how it will make the weather more severe and unpredictable, i am fairly skeptical. The
weather from where I am living is far more mild and predictable than it was in the 90's. Never since then have I seen a hail stone that could hit a
car and sheer through the steel. Nor have I seen hail stones break through the roof and bounce into your living room. On those 2 nights, however, i
edit on 5/11/2015 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)