Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Well, hail!


For the last few days, I’ve been off relaxing in the mountains of Western North Carolina. While I was there, several serious thunderstorms pelted parts of the area with golf-ball sized hail and flooded some roads. Fallen trees and power lines caused problems too, for motorists like area resident James Webb, who was quoted saying, “I ought to have known I should have left that chain saw in this truck.” in the Asheville Citizen-Times. For a nice glimpse of small-town life, including how residents dealt with a power outage at the mall, read the whole article here. For related reading, see this National Geographic article about the "world's largest hail stone."