Saturday, May 28, 2011

Melon sized hail falls in Norman OK

Though we are not in the Tribulation yet and are not enduring judgment, it seems that judgment is creeping ever closer as we see precursors popping up, or in this case, falling down:

Melon-sized hail falls on Norman OK Tuesday
"The violent storms whipping through parts of the Midwest this week returned on Tuesday night, leaving 14 dead in three states. The deadly extreme weather killed eight people in Oklahoma, two in Kansas and four in Arkansas. The deaths follow the tragic tornado that left at least 122 dead in Joplin, Missouri. Winds reached more than 150 MPH, and melon-sized hail fell from the sky:
Meteorologist Garrett Lewis from KFSM News Channel 5 discusses it here:

"The supercell thunderstorms that hit central Oklahoma generated giant hail. The Storm Prediction Center Severe Reports shows recorded 6" diameter hail that day. This hailstone apparently fell in the Oklahoma City area near Norman (According to api.newson6.com & Yahoo News) Three of the twisters in that area have been rated EF4. The National Weather Service is evaluating an EF5 rating on at least 1 of the tornadoes. Hail is formed in the updraft of a thunderstorms. A supercell thunderstorm consists of strong upward motion in the updraft and cold sinking air in the downdraft. The stronger the updraft the larger the hail. Strong to violent tornadoes of EF3-EF5 will typically create giant hail like this. It's important to note that not all the hailstones were this large. Generally in a hail core the largest hailstones make up 10-20% of all hailstones falling. The rest were likely golfball to baseball size. Still... that's "one hail of a storm". -Garrett
Garrett PS NOTE: (I can't vouch for this picture's authenticity, as many of you have pointed out on Facebook... it DOES look like a frozen water balloon. I do believe the 6" diameter hail reports from Storm Prediction Center. Usually SPC & NWS does a good job weeding out the weirdo photoshop crowd. Largest "official" hail report from that day was 6" in Timken, KS, also 5" in DFW Metro)"

It is not hard to imagine what hail that size would do to your head if it fell down on you in 150mph winds. It is not hard therefore to imagine the terror and devastation of hail weighing 100pounds. "And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe." (Revelation 16:21)

More here on biblical "Language of God: Hail"

8 comments:

  1. I'm thinking that some time during the tribulation, people are going to wish for melon-sized hail when hail is falling the size of cars and trucks.

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  2. It does kinda look like a water balloon... But can you imagine 6in hail!?! Crazy. It's almost unfathomable to my brain to picture 100lb size!

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  3. You're all going to hell, especially the author of this post!

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  4. all going to hell? Do you have a basis for that assertion? Please share what reason you have for thinking this. And I laughed out loud at the last part, "especially" the author of this post? Like there's a special place in hell that's deeper, or more dark for authors who write about large hail? LOL. Anonymous, do you have a reason for thinking this, our are you just talking out of your hat?

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  5. Then the Lord will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord GOD will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south. The Lord of hosts will defend them; they shall devour and subdue with slingstones.

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    1. Really? You are brain dead. You write like a cheap Hollywood Sifi writer

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  6. I think that is a photo of ice made from freezing a large water-filled balloon. I live in the same city and there was not one news report of this happening here. How it got in the media and keeps circulating is beyond me. Sounds like a story fit for the National Enquirer.

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  7. It does look suspiciously smooth and could well be a frozen water balloon leftover. Normally I'd have disregarded the photo, but the Storm Prediction Center posted it and the National Weather Service for that day confirmed some large hail nearby...see PS Note above at the end of the entry.

    It is getting harder and harder to detect real news. People have creative video editing software that is not particularly expensive, and many are even free on the internet; and also a little photoshop creativity can make just about anything look like anything. At first when I saw the video of the 'smoke ring' coming out of the erupting Mount Etna this week I disregarded it, but looked up volcanic smoke rings and found that they are indeed a real volcanic phenomenon, albeit rare. Etna has emitted one in 2003. But without that confirmation I'd have thought it was an edited video from a hoaxer.

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