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(The Weather Channel)   Over a foot of hail fell in Santa Rosa, New Mexico yesterday. With a picture that takes Christmas in July to a whole new level   (weather.com) divider line 28
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2013-07-04 06:18:33 PM  
I have nothing to add.
 
2013-07-04 06:21:13 PM  
In Rio Rancho, we got more rain between 8 and 9 than we've had during the past two years.
 
2013-07-04 06:22:29 PM  
What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.
 
2013-07-04 06:23:20 PM  
See if global warming was real. This wouldn't happen.
 
2013-07-04 06:29:10 PM  
the hail you say?
 
2013-07-04 06:30:35 PM  
hail drifts

What the fark?
 
2013-07-04 06:31:50 PM  
Hail yeah!
 
2013-07-04 06:34:39 PM  

YoOjo: What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.


Hail has a much larger thermal mass than a snowflake.
 
2013-07-04 06:38:15 PM  
It's an anecdotal 71F here in Louisville- probably the coolest its been since I moved here in 97.  Usually a balmy 90 or higher for the last few years so I'm getting a kick- and a decent night's sleep later on.
 
2013-07-04 06:45:29 PM  
files.myopera.com

You know where else got a lot of "heil" don't you?
 
2013-07-04 06:47:30 PM  

YoOjo: What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.


Hail won't melt away quickly. About 10 years ago, Phoenix was literally covered in pea-sized hail that fell for about 15-20 minutes and it took about an hour for it to all melt.

/Had to wait out that hailstorm under a bus stop canopy
 
2013-07-04 06:49:32 PM  

YoOjo: What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.


It's been the mid-90s there all week.  Hail would melt soon but not instantly.
 
2013-07-04 06:52:41 PM  
Raise a little hail, raise a little hail, raise a little hail...
 
2013-07-04 07:09:55 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: Hail yeah!


Hail Satan!
 
2013-07-04 07:36:17 PM  
I've seen this in eastern New Mexico. That is a lot, though. I bet it was a hassle to get out the snow plow.

Fun fact.. I learned to scuba dive in Santa Rosa. There's an 80 ft deep karst sinkhole there that the entire southwest does open water in.
 
2013-07-04 07:50:23 PM  

desertgeek: YoOjo: What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.

Hail won't melt away quickly. About 10 years ago, Phoenix was literally covered in pea-sized hail that fell for about 15-20 minutes and it took about an hour for it to all melt.

/Had to wait out that hailstorm under a bus stop canopy


Very small hail yesterday.  Similar to graupel.  It came in the evening, when the sun was setting.  But I'm pretty sure it's controlled by the clouds
 
2013-07-04 07:52:24 PM  

YoOjo: What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.


Golf ball-sized hail.
 
2013-07-04 08:22:16 PM  
It's been like a(comparatively) juicy sauna in San Diego this summer.   Very weird weather all around.  Our loquat tree set fruit at the wrong time, and our oranges came ripe at the wrong time with fruit flies all around.  Folks were getting fans in windowsills about the same time those poor firemen in AZ got toasted.  Very odd.

On the other hand, our grapes have looked the best they have in years.  If we make a wine this year, it'll be "Granite Hotshot Chardonnay"", if I have anything to say about it..
 
2013-07-04 10:02:01 PM  
Long about 15 years ago, (ugh, am I that old? Shee-at...) I went camping with my da' in Hells Canyon, Oregon. We got snowed out on the 4th of July; 6 inches of snow or so.
Oldsters said it wasn't all that rare.
Summer storms.
They happen.
Should slashes be here somewhere?
 
2013-07-04 10:15:05 PM  
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Al Gore approves
 
2013-07-04 10:31:57 PM  
Had golf ball sized hail in Carlsbad, NM about 2 weeks ago.  Not nearly that much, and it had melted by about 15 minutes after it finished.  It was 90 degrees outside.  Being from California, I was like "What is this I don't even..."  Shameless self-plug here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEVAVumaXNA
 
2013-07-04 11:13:07 PM  
That must have cooled down the entire town by more than 20 degrees.  I had 2" of hail on the ground in 2009 in West Ga and it cooled down the entire place 20 degrees for 3 hours.
 
2013-07-04 11:40:45 PM  
I haven't seen that much ice in New Mexico since...
www.esquire.com
 
2013-07-05 01:16:35 AM  
FTFA (caption):  A few of accumulated hail on a street in Santa Rosa, N.M. on July 3, 2013. (Credit: N.M State Police)

I didn't know we switched from view to few.
 
2013-07-05 01:29:24 AM  

foo monkey: YoOjo: What was the ground temperature? How did it not melt upon landing? I saw snow in Austin once, it did not settle.

Golf ball-sized hail.


Pussies, We had grapefruit sized hail a couple of years ago.
 
2013-07-05 06:04:11 AM  
Those photos look like the aftermath of the June 9, 2001 hailstorm in Bismarck, ND. The storm dumped a foot of hail on the city, and heavy rains washed it dowhill until it clogged the storm drains. They had to use earthmovers and dump trucks to clear the underpasses in town.

www.crh.noaa.gov

That was the same storm system that produced golf-ball-sized hail that totalled half the roofs and most of the cars in the city. Some houses on the north side of town actually got their siding stripped off by the hail. Roofing and automotive dent removal were big business that year.

/csb
 
2013-07-05 11:31:58 AM  
 
2013-07-05 01:00:38 PM  
It's the snow of the future!!
 
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