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Old 05-13-2016, 08:48 AM   #1
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Hail Stones

Wednesday afternoon we had severe storms pass through the area. It started with strong winds, and then a deluge of rain came down followed by large hail stones. The hail stones ranged in size from quarter to half dollar size. No damage to our house but the flower garden was beaten to tar. We won’t be enjoying flowers for a while. We drove over to the storage lot and there was no damage to our fifth wheel either. I think we dodged a bullet.

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Old 05-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #2
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Sorry about the flower beds, but glad about you RV.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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I have my work camper parked at Bethalto, IL and was worried about hail, but I checked and there was no record of hail in Bethalto. I see that's not real far from where you are.

Got laid off from the refinery last Friday but left the trailer at the mobile home park since the rent was paid for another week and a half in case I got a call back.

We had hail here at my home in Marion, IL. I heard it hitting my metal house roof. Luckily it was pretty small.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:30 AM   #4
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We've had four hail storms here in the East Texas area where we currently are. No damage but the hail wasn't quite as big as yours. We have dodged the hail bullet FOUR times. No damage and saying prayers of thankfulness! Glad you dodged that bullet, too. Unfortunately know of numerous rvs/trailers/fifth wheels in the Wylie, Tx area that suffered severe damage, some amounting to total losses.

P.S. Really like the use of the Texas quarter to measure the hail considering all the hail we've had recently!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:55 AM   #5
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We had a hail storm here in May of 2011. Large hail for over 15 minutes. Our plants looked like we took a weed wackier to them. House damage $33k, our boarding kennel building $21.5k, wife's Lexus $7k, my truck $4.4k. Did not own any type of RV at the time, thank goodness.
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Sunday & Monday we were dealing tornadoes and hail south of Oklahoma. Sunday we had to stop on I-44 to let a wall cloud pass over the toll way and then hit a super cell flooding the roads and with hail. We dodged the hail that was 1.75" diameter. Monday there were a dozen or so tornadoes as close as 30 miles east of us. Entertainment on the road, so fun.
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My brother lives in DFW area. A few weeks ago they had softball sized hail. It was going through roofs and breaking brick vernier... that was hell.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:37 AM   #8
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It looks like I dodged the hail bullet here (just south of the airport) as well. I was out of town, and see lots of branches down, but, I didn't see any damage to the house or camper when I returned home last night.
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