Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some Serious Hail...

Kentucky has had some turbulent weather come through over that past few weeks.  There has been lots of rain, high wind, and at times, hail.

A few nights ago we knew there was more bad weather heading our way so when we went to bed we knew the chances were great of being woken up by the weather radio.  The weather radio did indeed go off about 6 or 7 times over the course of that night, about every 10-15 minutes.

Finally we turned on the TV to see the advancing storms to determine just where they were.  The radar map was very colorful.  Green, yellow, pink, red, and even purple colors were inching their way across the screen.  Our local weather man was talking about where the tornado warnings were and pointing to the deep purple color on the map saying that color was indicative of hail.
Pointing to a town on the map he said, "They are probably getting hail right now just like that BEACH BALL size hail some areas saw last week!" 

Tim and I looked at each other and busted out laughing! 
That is some SERIOUS hail! I am sure he meant to say "baseball size hail"
but I guess at 2:30 in the morning he didn't catch his goof!


Patty said...

ha ha! If it was the size of a beach ball, there was probably nothing left of the town! Enjoy the exciting weather. We are just sitting here, as usual, with sunshine and air conditioner running full force!

Diane J. said...

Well, I hope you're not planning to fly into St. Louis this weekend! although I'd love to see you!