posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 08:13 AM
This is rather interesting. Some hailstones that fell from this storm were 13cm in diameter!!! That's huge!!
Maybe it was just a freak occurance
or maybe something of the bigger story of weather related news of 2005.
A hailstorm in Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality has left 18 dead, one person missing and 25 injured, the People's Daily reported
The biggest hailstorm, which fell in Chongqing, reached 13 centimetres in diameter, according to local reports.
Chongqing's eight districts also experienced gales and 140 millimetres of rainfall in last Friday's storm.
According to the municipal Office of Disaster and Social Relief, about 458,000 residents in 80 counties and towns in Chongqing were hit by bad
weather, leaving five dead and 25 injured.
Sorry if this has been posted before.