On-the-Golf-Course: Hail damage worth writing about

No, the martians have not landed and no, these are not massive divots caused by knucklehead golfers who could not sink a putt. It was the result of a massive hail storm hit Wichita, Kansas on September 15, 2010. Imagine being out in this whopper. What they don’t show are hundreds of cars destroyed and the line of ambulances taking the near dead golfers off the course. Bottom line is that I wish a auto repair shop in Wichita after that storm. As per the golf course, my condolences to the owner. I hope he had insurance.

The National Weather Service in Wichita, KS reports a thunderstorm produced a massive hailstorm in the vicinity of that golf course on September 15. In some areas, the hail stones were larger than softballs. The biggest stone had a circumference of 15.7 inches (39.9 cm), weighed 1.1 pounds (0.5 kg) and had a diameter of 7.75 inches (19.7 cm), a new state record for Kansas.

So to all those who had to clean up this mess, we solute you.

Source: NASA’s Earth Science Picture of the Day


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