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Tornadoes Another record hail event for 2010?!
« on: 17 September 2010, 07:00:14 AM »
Massive hail and tornadoes in southern KS today!
         


Ten tornadoes have already been reported in Kansas today, including two documented from EXTREME close range by storm chasers Dick McGowan and Mike Scantlin.  Mike reported a large bowl tornado with multiple vortices underneath it from about 50 yards away on the eastern storm at left, and Dick saw a beautiful rope tornado from about 1/4 mile away from the western storm near Mulvane, KS.  MASSIVE hail has also been reported with these supercells, with hail stones of over 4 inches reported throughout the south-central part of the state from these two long-track supercells.  Check out LiveHailMap.com for more large hail reports, and stay tuned for more updates on this insane fall tornado outbreak...
         

http://www.tornadovideos.net/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1277-massive-hail-and-tornadoes-in-southern-ks-today
         
« Last Edit: 17 September 2010, 09:25:34 AM by Michael Bath »

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Re: Tornadoes Another record hail event for 2010?!
« Reply #1 on: 18 September 2010, 05:00:20 AM »
Another record hail event for 2010?!
         


Last evening an extremely severe hail storm slammed the Wichita, KS area, with some locales receiving stones the size oftennis balls and larger for 15-20 minutes!!!! Not surprisingly, this caused considerable damage, and actually came completely through the roof at the Wichita airport! Also,another hail stone record appears to have fallen, the first of the year being back on July 23 in South Dakota, when Chad Cowan shot this

Obscene storm structure from South Dakota!

incredible video of the storm! The NWS, Wichita:


"WE HAVE RECEIVED PICTURES OF A HAIL STONE THAT OCCURRED IN
WEST WICHITA...ABOUT 2 MILES WEST OF WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AIRPORT. A TEAM OF METEOROLOGISTS VISITED THIS SITE TODAY. PRELIMINARY DATA SUGGESTS A RECORD HAIL STONE OCCURRED IN DIAMETER. THE SIZE OF THIS STONE WAS MEASURE AS 7.75 INCHES IN DIAMETER...15.5 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE...AND WEIGHED 1.1 POUNDS. THE LATTER TWO MEASUREMENTS...THE CIRCUMFERENCE AND WEIGHT...WERE TAKEN ABOUT 15 HOURS AFTER FALLING...WHICH REDUCED THE SIZE.THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OR STONES LARGER...WHICH CAN BE SEEN ON VIDEO...BUT WERE NOT RETRIEVED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE."


Click here for more on this insane hail event!In addition to the epic hail, there were also a number of tornadoes around Wichita and points south and east. We'll also be posting video of the tornadoes from the eastern storm shot by Mike Scantlin later this evening!


Finally, the long-range GFS has been suggesting a major pattern shift, one that would be far more likely to result in future hurricanes threatening the U.S. coastline. This is still a very long way out, but the latest runs have been bringing a major hurricane into the Gulf of Mexico around the end of the month/beginning of October - definitely something worth monitoring!


      

http://www.tornadovideos.net/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1278-another-record-hail-event-for-2010
         
« Last Edit: 18 September 2010, 06:47:56 AM by Michael Bath »

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Re: Tornadoes Another record hail event for 2010?!
« Reply #2 on: 18 September 2010, 03:49:28 PM »
What! Another one! This is what I was suggesting after the previous event - I feel the hailstone sizes are not as rare or exaggerated as we might think.

THE SIZE OF THIS STONE WAS MEASURE AS 7.75 INCHES IN DIAMETER...15.5 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE...AND WEIGHED 1.1 POUNDS.

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Re: Tornadoes Another record hail event for 2010?!
« Reply #3 on: 19 September 2010, 10:59:47 AM »


 Some of the divets in the ground were 3 inches deep and 10 inches wide on impact!  Imagine how long these stones were kept aloft inside the core - mind boggles!
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« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2010, 02:42:01 PM »
Holy crap...that is MMMMAAAAAAASSSSSSSIIIIIIVVVVVEEEEEEE!