Ice Cubes Fell from the Sky Yesterday in Dallas -- No, Bigger Than Ice Cubes!

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    Jun 16, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Where you live creates a psycho-cultural mark.

    In New Orleans, one has the realization of hurricanes.

    In New York, one has the realization of snow and subway elevators out of order, Long Island shore floods.

    In DFW, tornadoes, 18-wheelers twirling in the air and falling on houses, lightning strikes.

    In California and Nevada, they have slides, earthquakes, and fires.

    One would think it would be easy to find more people to throw your arms around and comfort and let them do the same to you. When I was in a Gospel choir in NYC, we got our hugs on.
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    Jun 16, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    In Arizona, there's dust storms and two day old sushi.
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    Jun 16, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    Yesterday, there was a lot of damage done.

    That big hail broke car windows. The car repair shops are full.

    Historical preservation homes with old time roofs are badly damaged.

    The rich neighborhood mall had sky lights broken (There's a Nike store there--yea, Northpark Mall.)

    It happened before dark--sometime between 6 and 7:30 p.m.

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    Jun 16, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Sounds like an average midwest storm. icon_lol.gif

    Srsly though, my heart goes out to all those it affected.
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    In Massachusetts we fight wicked demons addicted to hearing victims screamin. Also, drunk Irish people.
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    Damaging large hail is not that unusual. It usually happens at least a few times a year during the summer months somewhere in the U.S. This one just caused more damage because it happened to occur in a more densely populated area.
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    California and Nevada are not the only ones that deal with earthquakes and landslides. Alaska also suffers from earthquakes, landslides, brutal cold winters, and Sarah Palin.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:12 PM GMT

    I grew up in Indiana (on the farm) and lived in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, Manhattan, San Francisco, and now Orlando for 22 years.
    Florida has hurricanes, alligators, 18' long pythons, fire ants, gnats and noseeums, PaulFlexes, and Brazilian tourists at WDW by the busload... but no state invome tax.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    I was caught out in that Dallas hailstorm. Scary. Car windows survived, but not the hood & roof. It was weird to see the layer of thick steam on the ground, from ice melting in the heat. Poor Chihuly exhibit at the Arboretum!
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Seattle had its first sunny morning yesterday in about 9 months. Not used to driving in the sun. Oakley's slid under the car seat gathering dust.

    Still sleeping under the comforter.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    The baseball size hail hit Lakewood, East Dallas, Northpark areas hard. The waiting list for auto body repairs at some shops extends till August. Some of the historic homes in E Dallas and Lakewood preservation district were badly damaged. Those original 1920s spanish tile roofs cant be easily replaced. Outlying suburbs mainly got pea sized and marble sized hail. It was a rare event for mid June. Usually, we are working on consecutive days of 100+ degree weather with no rain x3 months.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    novo saidPoor Chihuly exhibit at the Arboretum!


    This! My favorite installation (the lily pond) was the one that sustained the most damage, apparently. Hope they fix it soon because it really is a great exhibit!
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    dalwriter said
    novo saidPoor Chihuly exhibit at the Arboretum!


    This! My favorite installation (the lily pond) was the one that sustained the most damage, apparently. Hope they fix it soon because it really is a great exhibit!


    What is it? Ive never seen it
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    I'm from one of Tennessee's most notorious severe weather locations, Murfreesboro. I've dubbed it "Little Oklahoma" because it is relatively flat, sits in the flattest part of the Nashville Basin, is almost always breezy, and without fail, always gets the severe weather. Rutherford County leads the state in total # of tornadoes and usually gets hit every 3-5 years. I've witnessed several tornadoes here bit missed the strongest tornado in America in 2009, the Good Friday EF-4, which was also my birthday. I was in Florida as just having got outta the Navy, as a meteorologist, so I was PISSED I missed it. I've seen baseball size hail twice, golf ball size more than I care to remember, and winds over 70mph at least 8 times.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
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    dalwriter said
    novo saidPoor Chihuly exhibit at the Arboretum!


    This! My favorite installation (the lily pond) was the one that sustained the most damage, apparently. Hope they fix it soon because it really is a great exhibit!


    What is it? Ive never seen it


    Glass sculptures.

    http://www.dallasarboretum.org/chihuly/FAQ.html

    The way they're incorporated into the various areas of the arboretum is very striking.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    I live in Nebraska. We have all of those things, except hurricanes, in any given week.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    dalwriter said
    catfish5 said
    dalwriter said
    novo saidPoor Chihuly exhibit at the Arboretum!


    This! My favorite installation (the lily pond) was the one that sustained the most damage, apparently. Hope they fix it soon because it really is a great exhibit!


    What is it? Ive never seen it


    Glass sculptures.

    http://www.dallasarboretum.org/chihuly/FAQ.html

    The way they're incorporated into the various areas of the arboretum is very striking.


    OMG that couldnt have survived well in the storm. Looks like a cool exhibit tho..
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
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    I grew up in Indiana (on the farm) and lived in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, Manhattan, San Francisco, and now Orlando for 22 years.
    Florida has hurricanes, alligators, 18' long pythons, fire ants, gnats and noseeums, PaulFlexes, and Brazilian tourists at WDW by the busload... but no state invome tax.


    Noseeums

    http://www.ask.com/wiki/Ceratopogonidae

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    Jun 17, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    I got hail yesterday too!! And the day before!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    NakedBudd said
    I grew up in Indiana (on the farm) and lived in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, Manhattan, San Francisco, and now Orlando for 22 years.
    Florida has hurricanes, alligators, 18' long pythons, fire ants, gnats and noseeums, PaulFlexes, and Brazilian tourists at WDW by the busload... but no state invome tax.


    We had a terrible gnat problem in FL here yesterday. I was livid cause I was washing my car and they kept on sticking to my sweaty face and car... icon_evil.gif

    The tourists here suck too especially the ones who think they know what they are doing.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
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    dalwriter said
    novo saidPoor Chihuly exhibit at the Arboretum!


    This! My favorite installation (the lily pond) was the one that sustained the most damage, apparently. Hope they fix it soon because it really is a great exhibit!


    What is it? Ive never seen it


    This web page has sample of his glasswork.
    http://www.dallasarboretum.org/chihuly/admissions.html

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