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

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

 

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Southern Californian Hailstorm Hits & Turns Beaches White

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Beaches and streets in Southern California suddenly turned white during a hailstorm late Monday morning, stunning residents who quickly ran outside to get a picture or play in the unusual weather. Hail so thick it looked like snow Monday in Huntington Beach, California. (Glowy Zoey via Instagram) The hail was reported in areas like Huntington Beach and Long Beach – areas that have seen little precipitation of any kind in recent months due to a long-term drought that has gripped the West. Read Full Article

Severe hailstorm hits KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa

Thunderstorm by Broderick Delaney (CC - Flickr)
Thunderstorm by Broderick Delaney (CC – Flickr)

A severe hailstorm has swept over KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa killing at least five people. The KwaZulu-Natal department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) is on high alert following recent severe weather and is monitoring the weather situation in the entire province.

“Our disaster management teams are ready to intervene should the need arise,” said Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube on Saturday as quoted by News24. “We’re monitoring the weather situation in the entire province closely and we will act swiftly when called upon to do so.” Continue reading “Severe hailstorm hits KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa”