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Crazy hailing weather!

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AAAANND, let's welcome some copypasta from my blog: :P

 

So yesterday night I was at a friend's place for Bible study. A ferocious thunder/rain/hail storm started at about 11:30 pm, until quarter to 12. There already was a whole lot of hail in front of my friend's garage door.

 

We had already finished the study, so when the rain and hail let up slightly, I said my goodbyes and ran to my car. I turned on the car, made a phone call while waiting for it to warm up, and then I left. When I turned on the wipers to clear the windscreen of the rain, I heard a loud swooshing sound, and then 2 piles of hail slid down the windscreen. At that point I knew that the storm wasn't any old random hail storm; it was serious stuff.

 

Driving away, the road was very wet, so I drove carefully around corners and roundabouts. When I passed the 1st roundabout on my way home, I saw the most amazing sight. Hail literally covered the road, except for the wheel paths. That includes the shoulder, the grass and concrete median, and the pavement. I took some pics with a POC 1.3MP phone camera that I happened to have with me :( Better than nothing, but not much better, haha. Oh, and pardon that weird bug-shaped blotch to the right of center in the photos. I think something happened to the camera, resulting in that blotch.

 

The photos definitely don't do it justice; I was going to go back with a proper camera, but I wasn't able to get the car off my sloped front lawn, due to the abundance of hail. In the end, I didn't think it was such a big deal to take photos. Still, next time I'm going to take my camera in case something like this happens!

 

Visit my blog to see photos and captions; I can't be bothered to upload them again to APH :P

 

The road was very slippery too. When I pulled over, the car slid a bit (about 30 cm) as it came to a stop. Also, while turning on the 2nd roundabout (which is where the below "hail drift" was), the car skidded slightly, despite me only turning at about 15 km/h. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was scary; it was actually (dare I say) kinda fun.

 

Remember that all this is in October; in reality, the weather felt like July!

 

This is nothing new for most of you APH peeps, as most of you hail (see what I did there :() from North America where this and way worse happens every winter. But for me it's new and novel and cool (again, lol) because this stuff never happens here :P

 

Thanks for reading yo (Y)

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It doesn't happen just in winter here in the southern US. Usually in the Spring/Summer thunderstorms. I've seen it about half an inch deep on the back deck.

 

Glad that your car didn't suffer any damage because of it.

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Glad you're safe man. I don't think you would have noticed any difference with your car if there are any damage though :P

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Thanks Crash & chc. There weren't many bends at all, but still, driving slowly in icy conditions is generally recommended, haha (Y)

 

Lol chc :P

 

Thanks for the uploads T6LMT :P I think it's a scratch or something stuck inside the lens :P

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Haha, I'm pretty sure its a bug. It appears that way on my comp, and I just zoomed in on my iPhone (which I am using to type this message btw) and its certainly a bug.

 

Yeah that is generally recommended. Speaking of which, I've had just about enough of my Goodyear Eagle RSAs haha. Time for some Continental ExtremeContact DWS :P

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