An Oklahoma Hail Storm

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After Wednesday’s weather and predictions of worse weather tonight and tomorrow, this hail storm was delightful. Temperatures were cool enough that we didn’t worry about tornados and my car was safely inside the garage.

Piles of garbanzo sized hail blew into the corners near our front and back doors, lined the streets and whitened the grass. In some places the hail was 6 inches thick and some of the hail stones were as large as ping pong balls. Any bigger and we would have started to worry.

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As soon as it stopped, we walked outside to see the thick white coating on a warm spring day. It melted quickly.

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I grabbed a few of the larger ones. Some split in half as they hit the roof and ricocheted down showing the ring patterns that developed as each piece of hail formed. I shot these with my macro lens as they melted.

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Video of our Hail storm

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