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DarkSky
07-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Msg below forwarded from wx mailing list, by Rob Paola:
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Just had to share some pics and video of an amazing hailstorm which struck
just north of Calgary AB late Saturday afternoon. The storm left a
straight-as-an-arrow hailswath 1 km wide for 120 km, with hail falling up to
30 cm deep within 15 minutes in some places.

Here's what the hailswath looked like from the air..

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOk8AzjCYAAMJhE.jpg:large


Here's what it looked like on the ground..

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOh73ZMCIAA7VqF.jpg

And here's a video of what it looked like during the storm..

July 6 hailstorm in Irricana, AB - YouTube

Up until I saw that video, I never knew hail could fall as thick as snow
complete with blowing and drifting. Unreal..

When it comes to hailstorms, nobody beats Alberta!

Rob