Apocalyptical hailstorm hits China’s Guizhou (video and pictures)

hailstorm-chinaA ferocious hailstorm and heavy rain battered the city of Guiyang, causing scenes of chaos across the city on Wednesday night. The dramatic hailstorm brought traffic to a standstill as huge hailstones pelted the city, with the largest having a diameter of 15 milli According to firefighting authorities, a total of 71 people were rescued overnight.The downtown was seriously flooded by the deluge, with the precipitation level rising to 23 millimeters in an hour.It was reported that two residents were trapped after hailstones accumulated up to their waists in the basement of a building…….Read More

Amazing supercell and baseball large hail engulf Artesia, New Mexico

imageIncredible supercell and then giant hailstones fell on Artesia, New Mexico on September 17, 2016. The large hail reach up to 7 centimeters in diameter… Larger than a baseball! Photos

Mysterious hail streaks in Colorado sky baffle storm watchers

image.jpegThose are incredible hail streaks created by hailstones falling to the ground in Colorado Springs. But why does it look this way actually? A hail storm near Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 10, 2016, produced strange white streaks in the sky.The white streaks are caused by hail falling out of a strong thunderstorm as the storm moves. Read Article/photos

Hailstones the ‘size of golf balls’ and fierce lightning storms battered homes

2A2A7C6A00000578-3146860-image-a-28_1435831361297Less than 24 hours after the UK saw the hottest July day on record, 19,000 lightning strikes ripped tiles from homes and left more than 57,500 homes without power in parts of North Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland today.. Forecasters are predicting a sunny calm after the storm tomorrow morning but warn the stormy conditions will return with a severe weather warning for heavy rain and flash flooding in place across England and Wales in the evening. There is also a good chance of large hailstones and thunderstorms across the country through Saturday until Sunday where a westerly wind will break through the high humidity to make it feel fresher. Read Article

 

Gigantic, near record-size hailstone pounds northern Maryland

imrsAs a violent thunderstorm tore through northern Maryland Tuesday evening, it unloaded massive hail – large enough to rank among the biggest in Maryland state weather records. Nicka Pohl shared with Capital Weather Gang the photo of a softball-size, spiked hailstone measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter, which fell near Timonium. Hail larger than golf balls fell throughout the Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, and Timonium areas in northern Baltimore County. Read Article

Giant hailstones pound southern Germany – nearly a week after devastating tornado reported in the north

_82993216_027194989-1At least nine people have been injured and dozens of homes damaged in a hailstorm in southern Germany. There were reports of hailstones the size of golf balls in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Winds of up to 120 km/h (75mph) were reported on Wednesday night and residents near the Bavarian city of Augsburg spoke of seeing a tornado. Roofs were badly damaged, blocks of flats had to be evacuated and a local school had to be closed on Thursday. Read Article