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I had the yard looking pretty good until that severe T-Storm ystdy. It was like a hurricane came through. My bromeliads are totally damaged. 

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NatureGirl

Check out Brom damage!

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Silas_Sancona

You were the first person i thought of after seeing some videos of these storms around Twitter yesterday.. Some, where it appears quarter to maybe half dollar ( maybe slightly bigger ) -sized hail was falling, reminded me of storms i experienced while living i Kansas, with the exception of the wind. Most hail storms i saw there, esp during the spring / summer, approach quietly... No wind, very little or no heavy / any rain.. not much thunder/ lightning..    Unless you're somewhere where you receive alerts, hard to tell one is nearby, until you start hearing it falling.

You never forget the sight of looking out a second story window and seeing Ping Pong to Tennis Ball-sized chunks of ice bouncing off the ground / roofs of cars / nearby buildings.. Let alone chasing a storm dropping Grape Fruit-sized hail less than 1/4th of a mile from where you are positioned..  Crazy what kind of damage even small hail can do. 

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NatureGirl

Lol, my husband was just saying he was glad we didn’t live in those tornado prone states like Kansas. Glad it wasn’t golf ball size! Unfortunately just saw my cactus collection, more bad news. They didn’t have those spots before.:crying:

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Silas_Sancona
13 minutes ago, NatureGirl said:

Lol, my husband was just saying he was glad we didn’t live in those tornado prone states like Kansas. Glad it wasn’t golf ball size! Unfortunately just saw my cactus collection, more bad news. They didn’t have those spots before.:crying:

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Great Cactus collection,  sorry they got beat up:bummed:

Eric Blake, a Meteorologist out of Miami, posted some pretty crazy videos / pictures on his twitter page yesterday.  From what i saw in a couple of them, i have no doubts Golf ball, maybe bigger sized hail fell somewhere close to you..

You know, for all the stories i had read about before moving there.. only came close to a Tornado once. Was small, and had lifted off the ground when it's circulation passed near / over where i was.   Any time storms were in the area, and i wasn't at work or otherwise occupied, i was on the road, or in the field of the elementary school in our neighborhood with my camera and tripod, sometimes at 12 or 1 am.  Severe weather alerts on TV / my phone were my alarm clock in the spring. 

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NOT A TA
46 minutes ago, NatureGirl said:

Lol, my husband was just saying he was glad we didn’t live in those tornado prone states like Kansas. Glad it wasn’t golf ball size! Unfortunately just saw my cactus collection, more bad news. They didn’t have those spots before.:crying:

 

You DO live in a tornado state! ahahaha   A small one took out almost everything in front of my house a couple years ago. Tore 6' tall blue Agave out of the ground and rolled them like tumbleweeds. Two Cocos survived, the rest of the plants were awol. Big trees uprooted and all that fun stuff.

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kinzyjr

@NatureGirl Wow, never expected reports of a hail storm from the last front.  Apparently the severe weather was concentrated in some areas.  Eric reported over 3 inches of rain at Leu but I barely saw sprinkles.

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NatureGirl
19 hours ago, NOT A TA said:

You DO live in a tornado state! ahahaha   A small one took out almost everything in front of my house a couple years ago. Tore 6' tall blue Agave out of the ground and rolled them like tumbleweeds. Two Cocos survived, the rest of the plants were awol. Big trees uprooted and all that fun stuff.

I know, but we were more talking about those Wizard of OZ gigantic tornadoes, like a mile wide, etc.  But yes, we had small tornadoes w/Irma that killed 5 or 6 of my mature palms. 

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Eric in Orlando

Wow, that is crazy. I'm glad we didn't get the hail. I saw video of huge hail in the Cocoa area too. Back in spring of 1992 we had 2 horrific hail storms around here. I remember that for a couple years after you would still see cars horribly dinged. 

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NatureGirl

Oh Dear :crying: more doom and gloom, some of my Aloes......

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