Originally posted by highlyoriginal
It's odd some of you are saying this is normal when clearly in the video the people - or more specifically the one guy in particular - is repeatedly saying "I've never seen anything like this before!"
And I can agree, me neither. [edit on 18/5/2010 by highlyoriginal]
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Originally posted by Maybe...maybe not
Here’s another interesting hail storm event.....
In 1999, Sydney experienced a supercell that tracked up the coast & then caused more than $1 BILLION damage in a very short time.
G' day All,
Yes I was there, I was living in Sydney at a place called Kensington that got the worst of it.
We had friends over and I was in the kitchen, I heard what I thought was a freight train comeing louder and louder but we didnt have trains that come that close. We all went out side to see and thats when we knew that it was hail smashing on all the tin roofs coming towards us.
When it hit, it hit like something from a war movie, the sound was deafening, I have never heard anything like it since. It started down with golf ball size, cricket ball size, and then the grapefruit size came down, that's like larger than a soft ball for you living in the US.
It was devestating, all the car's in the street were pummelled to wrecks and all the house's with ceramic tiles were smashed and water damaged.
There was also a report of a fire truck getting a football size piece of ice through the windscreen while going to a rescue, so there you go, that little hail storm in the vid was a normal hail storm we get down here in Australia.
Originally posted by soontide
As a resident of Oklahoma I can tell you that, though extreme in the duration, hailstones that size aren't all that uncommon around here. The official measurements from that day were an average of 4 inch hail. About the size of a grape fruit. The really bad thing about this storm was that it hit OKC right around rush hour. Numerous people were injured in accidents caused by this storm. Of course, there was the obligatory tornado with this storm as well. I believe it was something like 24 touchdowns in the state that day.
So, don't get alarmed. This weather is fairly normal for the region.