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May 19, 2010


Mr Eugenides

That's the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen.

carbon based lifeform

Holy crap.

Mr Eugenides

Check out the guy who got caught in the crossfire:



It’s never a good sign when the hail is punching holes through the sides of your car.


Don't tell me -a Guild of Evil test run?


You can stop shooting. I think the pool is dead already.


*gulp* And I thought all you had to worry about in Oklahoma was the tornados!


“Don’t tell me -a Guild of Evil test run?”

Let’s just say the boys in the lab are working tirelessly.



It's like being inside the world's largest popcorn popper.


Incredible. The pool looks like it's boiling.


I wonder if he's ever seen anything like that.


Must be the Halaburton hail machine!


When I was a little girl, my mother told me a hailstorm like that, happening in brooklyn (like 50 years ago). Now I know what she meant.


Surrender Earthlings!!!!!!!!!!!!


global warming

Jennie Kogak

That was simply amazing...


My first (and only) serious hailstorm experience was when I had been in Texas for a couple of months. I was walking through campus under my trusty umbrella, and suddenly realized that NOBODY else was outside. So I scurried under the first roof I could find.


Must be the Halaburton hail machine!

Worse: Cobra's Weather Dominator.

(Financed, of course, by Haliburton.)

Jason Bontrager

I've seen bigger hailstones, but not that much intensity. One summer I was working in West Texas and a hailstorm blew through dropping softball sized hail. It dug gouges out of the ground and made cars look like some had gone over them with a jackhammer.

Screw living in "harmony" with nature, Nature's a bitch!


ive seen it befor in 2002 in eastert colorado it runed my truck

Elrond Hubbard

The worst I ever encountered was dime sized hailstones one summer in Michigan. It hailed for about half an hour, covering the ground with ice. When the hail stopped a ground fog arose, very eerie.


You know, it's kind of reassuring that here, in the 21st century, with centuries of scientific progress behind us, and with so much astounding, whizz-bang technology at our hand, we should derive so much pleasure from clicking play on the youtube button and... watching four minutes of the weather.

Rich Rostrom

I repeat a comment I saw elsewhere: Imagine being a Plains Indian of 300 years ago when something like this happened, with no shelter except a hide tepee.


Welcome to Tornado Alley folks! I'm in the DFW area of Texas. In 22 years we've had four new roofs put on due to wind damage and numerous windows on the house and cars replaced due to hail. Around 1991 or 92 during our annual Mayfest celebration in Fort Worth a freak hailstorm came up and beaned several of the fairgoers on the heads. Many were taken to the hospital with concussions and cuts from hailstones. The hail isn't the worst part, it's the tornado that can come in its wake that is the scary part. Hail is a good precursor to tornadoes. Like the folks in California and earthquakes folks in tornado alley just live with it. Mother Nature is one mean lady and she barely tolerates us.

sackcloth and ashes

God is angry with us.

Spiny Norman

Mother Gaia's artillery barrage.

As neyney notes, hail like that is typically announcing the approach of a tornado.


great footage. too bad the camera was bouncing like one of the hailstones



Max Boughner

That was crazy! The hails are the size of a baseball! I wonder how they (your neighbor) and the roof after the hail storm. At least, now we know how the pool would look like if it were bombarded by a baseball pitching machine!

Libby Tibbitts

Seeing that hail storm makes it look like you're in the middle of an intense crossfire between cops and robbers; surely, there were places that got smacked down by those and were still recovering from the losses.

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