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incredible hailstorm

Postby EricChu » Wed May 19, 2010 8:48 pm

Have any of you been to Oklahoma City last Sunday (May 16th, 2010)? Watch this!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFv2W7Du ... =topvideos
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Re: incredible hailstorm

Postby Mark Doiron » Wed May 19, 2010 9:45 pm

MauriceRavel wrote:Have any of you been to Oklahoma City ...

Yep, that's the way it was. And I just replaced the hood on my Jeep three months ago after a similar hailstorm two years ago that tore the heck out of my neighborhood. This year we missed the biggest hailstones in Midwest City (suburb of OKC), but still dented the heck out of my new hood and my son's pick-up truck. :-( I think this time I'll just leave the hood alone.

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Postby EricChu » Sat May 22, 2010 12:09 am

FortMental wrote:I was in a hailstorm just like this after completing a climb. We had just pulled the ropes when golf-ball (honest-to-God golf ball sized) hail started pelting us. We were on the ground but we were exposed and getting brutalized. We plastered our bodies as flat against the rock as we could making lame attempts to cover our heads with gear, without exposing our hands to the barrage.

Thankfully, there was little wind so the onslaught was from above only. At first, I thought it was all pretty hilarious until we each suffered many glancing blows on calf muscles, backs, and shoulders; they felt like deep cigarette burns! As bad as we thought we had it, an ambulance later came to take a few cyclists, who got caught out on the road, to the hospital.

The parking area was full of smashed windshields and the surface of my truck is dimpled like and orange peel.


Thanks for reminding me!


Aiaiai - sounds as if you had a rather narrow escape there!!
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