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Photos: Spring hailstorm pelts Texas Panhandle ( 4 FEET of hail )
WFAA ^ | April 12, 2012 | WFAA

Posted on 04/12/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by Jedidah

An unusual spring storm in the Texas Panhandle Wednesday afternoon dumped two to four feet of hail near Dumas.

Trucks were reported sliding off the road on Highway 287 as a result of the unexpected weather phenomenon. Snow plows were being used to clear the roads.

Some vehicles were trapped in the drifts of hailstones. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at kvue.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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Amazing video at link.

More here: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11160993-4-feet-of-hail-in-texas-reports-photos-cause-quite-a-storm?lite

1 posted on 04/12/2012 10:54:53 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

Those are BIG hailstones in the picture. They look like meteorites.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 10:59:05 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Squantos

You see any of this?


3 posted on 04/12/2012 11:01:52 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jedidah

Damn this global warming!


4 posted on 04/12/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1178 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Jedidah

Just 5 miles southwest of me, they had something like this two weeks ago. Over 1 ft of hail, closing 5 miles of I-74, causing slideoffs, etc.

They finally had to call out the snowplows to remove it, and you could still see traces of it two days later, despite the 80 degree temps.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 11:03:33 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Jedidah

Can’t be true! I’m checking Snopes.

Snow plows in Texas? Sure.....

/s


6 posted on 04/12/2012 11:15:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Jedidah
TEXAS WEATHER NEWS

firefighter standing next to four-foot hail drifts in northern Potter County.

7 posted on 04/12/2012 11:22:10 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: crosshairs

There’s a ten year or so old documentary of freak weather or tornadoes, can’t remember, but an isolated twister nailed some large picnic down in Texas.

Local tv crew heads out, and they put the camera on in the vehicle as the skies darkened, and baseball-size hail pounded, and finally broke through the windshield as they were stuck at a traffic light.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Sounds like an April Fool’s joke, all right.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 11:25:32 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Calvin Locke

Probably Mayfest in Ft. Worth, May 5, 1995.

I remember it well. At least one hail fatality and lots of injuries, because the storm formed over Ft. Worth and there wasn’t enough warning to get people under shelter.

So much damage that night, there wasn’t enough plate glass for repairs. It took weeks.

Drivers actually had to stick their heads out side windows to navigate down the road till more replacement windshields could be shipped in.

Tornadoes and flooding that night, too, lots of cars washed off roads and down creeks.

Freaky weather elsewhere is fairly common here.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 11:33:30 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

I’m not doubting it was bad, but one needs to use the word “drifts” when referring to 4 to 6 feet of hail. Without the photos, the words give an impression of that level of hail everywhere, which doesn’t appear to be the case.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 11:39:45 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

Umm... they did, in both articles. Repeatedly.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 11:42:21 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

All the more reason that people from California and Damned Yankeeland should stay out of Texas. It is crazy and dangerous here. The winters are brutal, the summers are hot, and the insects are so large that we put saddles on them.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 11:43:47 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jedidah

The hail was the size of grapefruit. Bigger than softballs. It was hitting the streets and bouncing back up in the air 10-15 feet. Roof damage all over the areas where the stones were falling from the sky.

The people out at Mayfest had no cover. I believe the fatality was a Fort Worth police officer who was sheltering a child during the hailstorm. I can remember video of big holes in the tarps people had strung over the booths at Mayfest as sunshades.

Just terrible...


14 posted on 04/12/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Jedidah

Earthquakes and 100lb hailstones, it won’t be long now ...


15 posted on 04/12/2012 11:51:07 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: TexasRepublic

Preach on, brother! ;-)


16 posted on 04/12/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah
"Drivers actually had to stick their heads out side windows to navigate down the road till more replacement windshields could be shipped in."


17 posted on 04/12/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jedidah

AGW at work here.

Warm globally, cool locally!


18 posted on 04/12/2012 12:15:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: null and void

Close to 4 feet of snow possible for Sierra Nevada Mtns
http://iceagenow.info/2012/04/close-4-feet-snow-sierra-nevada-mtns/


19 posted on 04/12/2012 12:16:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jedidah
Dumas, Texas--home of the Ding Dong Daddy.
20 posted on 04/12/2012 12:16:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Jedidah
Jeepers! Perhaps I'd better reconsider my retirement location plans. Texas is not for beginners.
21 posted on 04/12/2012 12:17:11 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Jedidah

Wow - I thought those were big boulders at first. Amazing.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by txmissy
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23 posted on 04/12/2012 12:42:54 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TexasRepublic
All the more reason that people from California and Damned Yankeeland should stay out of Texas. It is crazy and dangerous here. The winters are brutal, the summers are hot, and the insects are so large that we put saddles on them.

My younger daughter in Austin (former California gal) was telling us a couple days ago that she had to scoot tarantula spiders off her deck. Said with the legs they were about 4 inches in diameter.

24 posted on 04/12/2012 1:16:31 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Jedidah
Had over $2k of damage to one of my vehicles the other night.....secondary to a hail storm on the HWY.

Freak little storm....

25 posted on 04/12/2012 1:21:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: TexasRepublic

If we could just get rid of those darn Wind turbines....


26 posted on 04/12/2012 1:22:54 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Approved this post.)
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To: BrewingFrog
Mayfest Hail storm 1995, 1.2 Billion $$ MOST costliest hale storm in US. 20 people killed in the area. "baseball size" . 2nd costliest US Hail storm Ft Worth - 1992, 4th " costliest US Hail storm Ft Worth - 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-s6tvSTpe4

27 posted on 04/12/2012 1:36:17 PM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: Osage Orange

Your screen name is intriguing — bois d’arc or the OK county? I lived in Osage County for five years, and your weather is as bad as Texas.

We were there during that December tornado in the mid-70s, with hail. It was cold that day, and one of our cars was pockmarked. Come summer heat, the dents popped back out as the metal expanded.

True story.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 1:37:06 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: TexasRepublic

Oh don’t fret feller! Us Alaskans are A-ok with our location and don’t want to come to that little old state you got there! :-)


29 posted on 04/12/2012 1:44:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: PowderMonkey

Come on down, Powder. You’re a FReeper, the kind of Yankee we welcome.

Yeah, I know. Virginia was in the Confederacy, but way far north.

Don’t worry about tornados and hail and dust storms and heat waves and lightning and hurricanes and drought and, lately, earthquakes. Texas is big, and Texans are hospitable, so you always have room to duck and someone to take you in.

After all, who wants boring weather like, say, Hawaii?


30 posted on 04/12/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: roadcat

“My younger daughter in Austin (former California gal) was telling us a couple days ago that she had to scoot tarantula spiders off her deck. Said with the legs they were about 4 inches in diameter.”

When I was kid, I saw thousands of them around Zapata. They would crawl onto the black top roads at night to stay warm. A few cars going down the road in the morning causes quit a mess!


31 posted on 04/12/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep right at the carson potter county line on the fritch highway and then up north on 287 to dumas..... it was deep pea sized hail. Guys came into work brought pics in of the piles of it and dumped bags of it this morning in the break room........:o)

Amarillo to Dumas on 287 was still closed this AM for folks I work with that live up there.. It messed up some stuff !

Good news is the mud slides are putting out the wildfires !!!......(Johnny Carson)

Pretty Bad......:o)


32 posted on 04/12/2012 2:38:55 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: hiredhand

BTTT....... 4 ft of hail ping !!


33 posted on 04/12/2012 2:42:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jedidah
Well....I do live in Osage Co, OK. But the name wasn't really about where I live. I like the wood, and the history of "Hedge Apples"....Ha!!

Yeah...I've now had two cars hailed on....in the last 12 yrs. One in Tulsa, the other here the other day on HWY 60 outside of B'ville. The weather is wild here!!

Of course I've had wild horses eat the paint on my truck...but that's another story!!

34 posted on 04/12/2012 4:32:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Jedidah
Well....I do live in Osage Co, OK. But the name wasn't really about where I live. I like the wood, and the history of "Hedge Apples"....Ha!!

Yeah...I've now had two cars hailed on....in the last 12 yrs. One in Tulsa, the other here the other day on HWY 60 outside of B'ville. The weather is wild here!!

Of course I've had wild horses eat the paint on my truck...but that's another story!!

35 posted on 04/12/2012 4:32:42 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Squantos

Gawd....I loved Johnny Carson!


36 posted on 04/12/2012 4:34:19 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: roadcat

Your little bundle of joy will fit very well in Austin. It is Cali light. Austin leans very left.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Approved this post.)
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To: Osage Orange

LOL !.......:o)

Stay safe !!


38 posted on 04/12/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Autonomous User

So I’ve heard. I was quite surprised when I visited Austin a couple months ago and stayed a week. Not that much different than a central California town in the makeup and attitudes of people. But still no where near as crazy as west coast towns where liberal stupidity is constantly thrown in one’s face. Remember, not all California is nuts. Then again, the SF loons decide how the state does things. Texas is much saner.


39 posted on 04/12/2012 6:16:47 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

I knew a seminary student who would catch and sell them. Appears that there is a commercial market for them.


40 posted on 04/12/2012 6:20:14 PM PDT by PAR35
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