San Francisco Hail

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Hail happens rarely here. Tonight it it hailed for about 5 minutes pretty heavily. In some spots a one inch layer hail covered the streets.  - The moribundman mobile  - Not the moribundman mobile
 

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By the time the picture was taken it had stopped hailing. The small white blobs that you can see are tiny water droplets on the filter.
 

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From that? No... You should have seen the hail damage in Munich about 20 years ago. Tens of thousands of cars got dimpled. [Big Grin]
 
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twice a year we race out wiht blankets and what-not to cover the Shannowmobiles from hail. dozen times a yeat we see more than the above photos. Friends have a mitsubishi that looks like it was parked at the wrong end of a golf driving range.
 

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Shannow, in the past 12 years I've seen hail only a handful of times in SF. I've seen it snow once downtown, but the snow melted before it hit the ground. In '97 or '98 I saw snow on the coastal range, which was also unusual. I know hail storms from Germany. You know, it's a hot summer day, you are at the local swimming hole, suddenly it gets dark and you get pelted by hail. It's very refreshing! This does not (yet [Wink] ) happen here in California.
 
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Up here in Northern Los Angeles (Santa Clarita, Northridge) we had hail come down for about 10 minutes - looked like those pictures above but melted away pretty quickly. People were freaking out pulling over to the side of the road, it was pretty funny. One thing for sure - it was 38 degrees this morning. Pretty cold for California weather!!! Reminds me of the midwest were I grew up. [Big Grin]
 

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A bit North, in Marin, people managed a 28 car pile-up when it suddenly started snowing the same night we had hail in SF. [Razz]
 
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moribundman, I heard about the snow on today's news. as to Snow...my second birthday, it snowed. In Summer, Downunder, on Christmas day.
 
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