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#41 Harry P.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:56 AM

I don't remember the details, but I read recently that one of the towns that had been hit by tornados had just rebuilt the local school, when another tornado came along and destroyed the new school! You have to wonder why nature works the way it does sometimes....



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

All I can say is ouch Bill. I've been hit by some hail, and it is not fun. I hope you made it okay with no serious damage!

 

In my immediate area there wasn't much damage, but about 60 miles east of me in the Reading area, that's where a lot of the hail damage happened. One report had stated that in a particular shopping mall, a lot of the cars were so badly damaged that they couldn't be driven away! :o

 

I don't remember the last time we've had such a fierce hailstorm. At least in recent years this was very bad, and it's still making the news here.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

Glad to here you're okay Bill!!!

 

This is a nightime video I shot in Joplin Mo. in 2010. You can hear the golfball sized hail hitting the car. Fortunately I didn't lose any windows.

 

 

The hail starts at 3:00 minutes in, and the larger hail starts at 5:00 minutes in. You can actually see some of the hail coming down in front of the car...


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 12:17 PM

Yikes!!! :o :o :o

 

That lightning would have been enough to have me running for cover!



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

Yikes!!! :o :o :o

 

That lightning would have been enough to have me running for cover!

 

Well... My mother never said I was the brightest crayon in the box!!!  :lol:



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:15 AM

Looks like June is going to be a stormy month according to the NWS. Chicago should be getting some storms this morning...



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:35 AM

We had some pretty wild weather last night here....Kirksville,MO. a little drive from here had a huge funnel cloud but never heard if it got all the way down yet.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:57 AM

I've got some car related events to attend all weekend long, but it seems that the rain is going to be making an appearance or two. Shoot!



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:53 AM

I'd like to get my 200 washed, but is seems like if I have the weather, I don't have the time and/or money, and if I have the time or money I don't have the weather and/or money or time............if that latter part actually makes sense.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:42 AM

We're supposed to get some rough weather here in west central Mo. today...

 

and tomorrow...

 

and the next day...

 

and the next day...

 

and the... you get the picture.

 

Yes Joe, that made perfect sense. Trying to get your 200 washed is like Clark W. Griswold planning the perfect vacation...



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:57 AM

Looks like June is going to be a stormy month according to the NWS. Chicago should be getting some storms this morning...

 

All we got was light drizzle.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:40 AM

 

All we got was light drizzle.

 

Yeah, I saw that. The storm changed directions and missed Chicago. That storm was the one that caused massive amounts of hail damage in Nebraska and Iowa.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:32 PM

 

Yeah, I saw that. The storm changed directions and missed Chicago. That storm was the one that caused massive amounts of hail damage in Nebraska and Iowa.

 

Woodhouse a dealership in Blair Ne, over 4000 cars damaged, 162 Million dollars in hail damage.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:24 AM

Massive flash flooding in St Charles County Missouri this week. Thats just west of St Louis across the Missouri river.

 

Not good.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:43 AM

The thing that bothers me most Wayne, is that a lot of people will ignore the warnings and try to drive throughdeep and/or swiftley moving waters. Many people die from drowning, and police and fire rescue have to risk their lives to keep them from drowning.

 

For now, west central Missouri has clear weather predicted until Sunday.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:53 AM

Flash floods are NO fun, and people should use caution and good judgment when confronted with one.



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:14 AM

Unfortunately, a lot of people won't, and they die. It only takes 6 inches of moving water to sweep a car away...



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:16 AM

The pics showed cars in the middle of the street up to their windows and beyond in water.

 

Flash flooding claims at least three a year out here in the desert. We only have an average of 5 inches of rain annually but it comes in one week. Some times it comes in one day. There's no place for the water to go then but over the streets.

 

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

Sunny and 80 today!  :D

 

Not a cloud in the sky... 



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:43 AM

Don't hold your breath Harry, that can change... :P :lol: