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Believe it or Not hailstorm

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 1980, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apr 12, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    1980

    1980 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dust Bowl
  2. Apr 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    yep saw that on drudge... amazing, ...must have been one hell of a supercell!
     
  3. Apr 12, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Holy cow!!
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    That probably did some damage to paint..
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    Yeah it wasn't 4 feet of hail falling. It was 4 foot drifts as it washed down and piled up.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    The Dust Bowl
    Weather on the Plains is a funny animal. One farmer can have his house blown away by a tornado, all of his crops destroyed by hail and what's left of his topsoil washed away by six inches of rain while the farmer on the next section will only get a light summer shower.

    The way that the storms angle from southwest to northeast makes our county a dust bowl, whereas Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Wichita get massive downpours and lots of tornadoes. It's always amazed me how people built almost all of the major Plains cities in the worst weather areas. The original settlers coming west in their wagons must have said "Hey, look how green it is here! Let's build a city!" never thinking that maybe considerable rainfall on the Plains might equate to a stormy climate.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM
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    *Sigh* even dodging tornadoes and crazy hail, I miss Oklahoma spring. Dogwoods, redbuds, magnolias, and all the wildflowers. Nice weather and easy camping and all the green!
     
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