The severe weather outbreak Thursday did something we rarely see; it came through the tri-state area but largely avoided western Kentucky.

HAIL STORM IN SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA

The storm that led to tornado warnings issued for northern Warrick and Spencer Counties produced only large hail as the main threat. A little farther to the west, Posey County got hammered.

 

HAIL THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY

And while western Kentuckians DID catch a break, for the most part, the same couldn't be said for OTHER parts of Kentucky which got pounded by golf ball to baseball-sized hail.

While we were enjoying a picnic lunch under the carport here at the radio station, we didn't get left out of the action, either, even though it was on a much smaller scale. For a brief period, we were seeing pea-sized hail hit the parking lot. But we DID here about golf-ball-sized hail elsewhere in Owensboro. These guys in Mercer County know what THAT'S like:

This pretty decent-sized hailstorm left a yard looking like the back fourth of a driving range.

APPARENTLY, MARYLAND HAIL IS FORCEFUL AND ANGRY

And as startling as that likely was for anyone experiencing it, I'd have to say it's pretty mild compared to what happened in Cambridge, Maryland earlier this week.

THAT is insane...maybe even apocalyptic. Good Lord.

I have never seen hail any larger than a gumball, in person. Several years ago, we had a quick hailstorm while I was at work, and I scooped up a bunch in a plastic cup and put them in the freezer. I don't know why, exactly. It's not like hail NEVER happens and it's ABSOLUTELY not like I planned to use them as ice cubes. But, no, I've never seen the scary-large hail that's been reported in Kentucky during the last 36 hours. And I have NEVER seen anything like this nasty hailstorm that swept across Nashville in 2021. Remember when I said "apocalyptic"?

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FRIGHTENING NASHVILLE HAIL STORM

Uh...HAIL no.

Clearly, even the BEST visual effects Hollywood throws at us cannot compare to Mother Nature, who knows how to throw curveballs at us...and sometimes in the form of ice.

[SOURCE: WKYT-Lexington]

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