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Brazillian severe storm Oct 20 '07
« on: 26 October 2007, 07:24:26 AM »
Locals got the shock of their lives with hail 5 inches in diameter was dropped from a massive storm.  Have inlcuded the photos from http://metsul.com

Some extensive damage to the sports arena!!
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Re: Brazillian severe storm Oct 20 '07
« Reply #1 on: 26 October 2007, 08:30:24 AM »
Awesome !    Found links to more info from Metsul including pics and video:

http://www.accuweather.com/news-blogs.asp?blog=community
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Re: Brazillian severe storm Oct 20 '07
« Reply #2 on: 26 October 2007, 08:40:23 AM »
Am unable to locate a time when this happened - the link that i gave has many, many large damage photos and also more of the hail - some of the sizes are astounding!  One weighed in at around 3kgs! 

The weather site is in Argentinian (Brazilian) so you'll have to take a stab at what's on offer, but go to this link http://metsul.com/secoes/visualiza.php?cod_subsecao=28&cod_texto=956 and this is where the page is.


MB supplied this link to me which gives an account of the storm (in english...) with other links;
 
http://www.accuweather.com/news-blogs.asp?blog=community
 
 

I'm just blown away by this.....wouldn't the hail have to be thrust at a speed of 70-90m/s  for this size to occur?
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Re: Brazillian severe storm Oct 20 '07
« Reply #3 on: 26 October 2007, 12:25:39 PM »
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Re: Brazillian severe storm Oct 20 '07
« Reply #4 on: 26 October 2007, 12:40:27 PM »
I'm told that this region has some powerful storms and during this time of year they're prevalent.  If you'd get hail this size where would you take cover - seems no place is safe by the photos!  You'd want a very secure roof and a spare camera in case old faithful got trashed...!  Helmet probably obligatory!!

anyone got any data on past storms in that region off-hand tucked away???
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Re: Brazillian severe storm Oct 20 '07
« Reply #5 on: 30 October 2007, 03:50:40 AM »

The weather site is in Argentinian (Brazilian) so you'll have to take a stab at what's on offer, but go to this link http://metsul.com/secoes/visualiza.php?cod_subsecao=28&cod_texto=956 and this is where the page is.

I've seen that site - lots of great pics from Brazil and South America!

Side note: There's no such language as "Brazilian" or "Argentinian" - Like most Latin American countries, Spanish is the official language of Argentina. The Metsul site is in Brazilian Portuguese because it's a Brazilian site.