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#1    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:41 PM


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

That's not really all that unusual here... I have seen Grapefruit sized hail before - though that is pretty unusual...

Auto body shops do a good business repairing hail damage here...


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

I've seen larger on youtube like Grapfruit size


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

Hail can come in many sizes, sometimes as large as a Major League baseball

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:17 AM

*waves fist*
I will find one !

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I just saw it on the news here this morning,and I have never seen hail that big

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

I didn't a specific answer after a quick google search so I'll ask here, anyone know if houses are specifically built to withstand repeated baseball-sized hail impacts where such events happen like they're built to resist earthquakes here in California?


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:00 AM

View PostWickian, on 12 April 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

I didn't a specific answer after a quick google search so I'll ask here, anyone know if houses are specifically built to withstand repeated baseball-sized hail impacts where such events happen like they're built to resist earthquakes here in California?
I dont think so.They reported all kinds of roof and car damage after this. You would think areas prone to this,would have very sturdy garages too.
Its too arbitrary to predict I think.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:27 AM

Man that was some brave dude.....had some balls to walk in that. Lol


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

View PostWickian, on 12 April 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

I didn't a specific answer after a quick google search so I'll ask here, anyone know if houses are specifically built to withstand repeated baseball-sized hail impacts where such events happen like they're built to resist earthquakes here in California?


Generally, the wind causes much more damage than large hailstones...  About 15 years ago we had sustained straight line winds of 100 MPH (160 kph) (NOT a tornado)... It tore bricks out of houses...

If you watch closely, you'll see that they really aren't falling that fast - about the speed of a thrown ball... Normal roofing can withstand that for a period - and most hailstorms are (thankfully) brief...

That being said - re-roofing is another profitable business here in Oklahoma...


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 13 April 2012 - 02:00 AM, said:

I dont think so.They reported all kinds of roof and car damage after this. You would think areas prone to this,would have very sturdy garages too.
Its too arbitrary to predict I think.

While most newer houses do indeed have garages... the town of Woodward is a bit more rural - and many houses have no garage - sometimes a carport but that is often just sheet metal over a frame...

edit: plus a lot of people who have garages - tend to use them for storage - and a car would not actually fit in there...  My ex-wife was convinced that our garage was a place to store all the shoes and other junk she bought but never wore...

Edited by Taun, 13 April 2012 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

Is that Hank Hill ????....I tell ya what





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