Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hail Pad Image

Here are three images of the hail pad from yesterday's storm. I didn't notice it before, but when I went out yesterday to retreive it, I noticed that some of my tomato plants suffered some damage from the storm. One plant was split in half (presumably by a hail stone)!






7 comments:

OSNW3 said...

WxWatcher, you've had quite a bit of hail events this season already. Exciting. On a different note, it'll be fun to compare our temperatures this month...

Ami Jo said...

Nice job on the hail pad! We missed some pretty good storms last night - they were all South of us heading East.

WxWatcher said...

Yeah Ami, I saw the top of the clouds as they were passing to your south at sunset. Looked awesome.

OSNW3, we have had lots of hail events. I haven't looked into it yet, but I think the majority of them have been in the morning!

I think temps will be interesting to compare this month.

Chris said...

WOW, great job on the pad! Just in case we get some, I should probably set one up for CoCoRaHS.

WxWatcher said...

Chris, you should definitely get one out just in case you get a storm. I don't ever want to deal with the damage that large hail causes to houses and cars and such, but it sure is fun to analyze the pad!

Bob said...

I think I have been convinced. I'll set a hail pad here at WA-LN-2 even though we don't get a lot of hail through the summer season. It's just to cool the pass up...for the data of course.

WxWatcher said...

Bob, I'm glad you're getting one set up! It sure is great to have as a physical record of any hail that falls.

I would like to see a pad that has been through a 2+" hail storm!