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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:20 AM

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Was there any tornadic activity? I've witnessed some pretty strong thunderstorms but never a supercell.


The storm did produce a tornado, but not until after it passed my location since it was still maturing upon arrival.

The hail core and microburst smacked us good though. Hail was grape-sized, and I recorded a wind gust to 62mph through the trees (so it was probably stronger in reality). Downed a bunch of limbs and messed up my neighbor's siding and awning.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Warm season 2017:
Thunderstorm days: 4
Severe days: 3
Hail: 1 (pea sized)
Wind: 2 (62mph, 58mph)
Rain total: 4.54"

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

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The storm did produce a tornado, but not until after it passed my location since it was still maturing upon arrival.

The hail core and microburst smacked us good though. Hail was grape-sized, and I recorded a wind gust to 62mph through the trees (so it was probably stronger in reality). Downed a bunch of limbs and messed up my neighbor's siding and awning.

 

Sounds like a fun experience. Can grape-size hail damage car surfaces?



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

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I took this one in my yard last week, so technically it's a spring photo:

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:27 PM

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I took this one in my yard last week, so technically it's a spring photo:

 

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Great shot!



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

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Sounds like a fun experience. Can grape-size hail damage car surfaces?


Usually not, but when it's wind blasted it can do mild damage to siding and trees, at least based on what I've seen. Also seems like the physical nature of the hailstones matters, as I've noticed that the spiky hailstones are usually lighter, while the solid/round ones are heavier and don't shatter as easily.

In June of 2010, a stronger storm dropped lacrosse ball sized hail, in solid/round form, and it did moderate damage to cars, trees, and roofing.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Warm season 2017:
Thunderstorm days: 4
Severe days: 3
Hail: 1 (pea sized)
Wind: 2 (62mph, 58mph)
Rain total: 4.54"