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  • I hear some meteorologist is predicting 12 inch hail in Spokane (sure)
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  • Rocket wrote:I hear some meteorologist is predicting 12 inch hail in Spokane (sure)
    Radish, get yo ass outta the garden and indoors !!!

    Yeah, no S! Stay safe Radish and our other .netters over there!
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  • That is like a medicine ball. Being indoors may not help.
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  • Had hail but not anywhere near that big.

    Wind ahead of it about blew our secondary gazebo away even tho I thought I had it nailed down. Ha!

    Rained like hell for a few minutes and sirens all around us. Guessing some trees blew down in that onslaught. I held onto our smaller gazebo for dear life and got wet as hell and its not even shower day. Actually moved our big gazebo that weighs about 500lbs but got all that pulled back in place.

    Anyone else with stories of that wild windstorm?

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  • Grape sized hail, tree split at Shadle Park High School for one.

    64mph gust at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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  • Somehow I visualize Les setting out containers to catch the hail so he can save money by not having to buy ice for a week. :P
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  • seedhawk wrote:Somehow I visualize Les setting out containers to catch the hail so he can save money by not having to buy ice for a week. :P


    Actually that's Mrs. Radish who has the ice fetish in our household.

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  • Stay safe Les. Was watching the news and they were showing literally thousands of Lightning strikes over there yesterday.
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  • 12-inch hail? Holy catfish!

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  • More than 5,000 lightening strikes in about 30-45 minutes here. Hail, tho not much larger than pea size, wind up to 67mph, plus a half inch of rain in about 10-15 minutes.

    Got a taste of all of it as it was trying to stand our newest 10x10 gazebo on end so stood out there and held it until it got slow enough for me to get to the shed, get rope, tie the damned thing down to the driveway fence. lol Have to blow a lot harder than that to move this heavy weight. Tho I've lost 40lbs since surgery. Only 60 more to go.

    I'd get there sooner but the wife just made a huckleberry pie that has to be consumed prior to spoilage.

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  • Typical wacky Northwest weather. Les on the Northside getting hail and 50+ winds while in the Valley at my place we got...nothing. Still breeze, few drops of rain, that was it. Five miles to the East in Liberty Lake, hail/50+ winds/rain.
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  • 12" diameter hail would be a new U.S. record by about 4 inches, so he was probably talking circumference. Here's an interesting article from NOAA on the biggest hailstones ever recorded.

    http://www.noaa.gov/features/02_monitor ... stone.html
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