Hail Storm Texas June 2012
Our Lakewood was one of the primary targets of last night's horrible hail storm. Here's a good site showing some of the damage including disturbing damage to the greens at Lakewood Country Club. That's an especially big deal because the 103 Texas Amateur Championship was supposed to start this morning. What timing! The greens are mess so it will be interesting to see how quickly Mike Plummer and his staff can make the greens playable. As I was expecting, they are a mess.
Recipe for damaged plants: To 1 gallon of Garrett Juice Plus add 8 ounces of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (available at drug and grocery stores), 2 ounces of orange oil, and 1 tablespoon of Bio Wash (available online or at local independent garden retailers that stock organic products). Spray the plants thoroughly.
Texas am to start tomorrow in Dallas at Lakewood CC. Hail threatens to end 2012 event before it starts.
I've seen some big hail before but this is the first time I've seen hail Megazord itself into giant death hail.
A few more of the many videos of hail hitting Dallas:
Hail + Drivers + Bridges = Nightmare
Dallas (Lakewood) Hailstorm on June 13, 2012
Bad Hailing in June (Irving TEXAS) 1
Bad Hailing in June (Irving TEXAS) 2
How to estimate hail size
Hail Diameter Size
|1/2||Mothball, peanut, USB Plug|
|1 1/4||Half Dollar Size|
|1 1/2||Ping Pong Ball Size|
|1 3/4||Golf Ball Size|
|2||Lime or medium sized Hen Egg|
|2 1/2||Tennis Ball Size|
|2 3/4||Baseball Size|
|4 1/2||Probably a record sized hailstone for Idaho or Oregon|
Freeze it, Measure it, Notify the NWS.