Holy SHI*!! Scrap the Caddy Clyde.. Sorry to see that Harry.. I just had some paintless dent removal done from hail.. There were only 4 little dents tho..Sent the wife down first to kill all the Fiddlebacks, she got five. Everything is ok here, they we're predicting baseball size hail, needless to say that would put me out of the bonsai hobby. I brought all my trees in the house. They did survive these in my shade house, the shade cloth was loose enough to absorb the force of hail, but not baseball, or softball size. I hate Oklahoma in May. They can play hell with your car too.
keep it green,
Normally I'm of the same mind after April 15th. However when I let the dog out last night around 11, I thought to myself ...DANG ITS COLD! So the entire family scrambled in the dark to bring in Tridents that were late bloomers...buds just opening. The rest of liftable trees were tucked under benches.I didn't move anything in, so I have my fingers crossed nothing got zapped.
There have been hail stones the size of softballs, I've never seen any, thank goodness, a friend did and they come through the roof, the ceiling into your house and damage your furniture if they hit anything. The caddy belonged to a friend visiting, they didn't total it, it was three months old and cost $17,000 to repair it.My condolences. That is a HUGE hailstone.
FWIW, we had frost here yesterday morning. The average last frost date here in N.Va. is April 15. It was down to the high thirties again last night.
I didn't move anything in, so I have my fingers crossed nothing got zapped.
I try to warn you guys about those D trees, but you won't listen. You need to keep it green......Was out at 11:30 last night either moving them in or under the tables, then reverse again this morning, 27 here this morning. Too many either newly potted, new wiring, or just tempremental (tridents) thought about letting em tough it out but decided that I didn't have enough yet to be so cavalier. Not that I intimate you guys were cavalier, I realize your situations with sheer numbers and or size, this has been a tough spring for a bunch of us . I did think about hosing every thing down so the water would freeze instaed of the trees, but my lawn mower did in my nozzle, and I haven't needed to use the hose as of yet so I still don't have a hose to use.
Hope ya'll fare well.
The worst hailstorm I ever saw the aftermath of was in Paris, IL. My dad was helping rip out the carpet from water damage in a house that got clobbered. He drove us 45 miles to see it. During the storm, the wind was apparently blowing very hard and the hail was softball-sized. It hit the front of the house with enough force to make holes through the siding and probably a bit deeper. The entire front of the house was like a Wiffle ball.My brother lives in Dallas. It hailed like this the first day after he bought a brand new Mustang...He was out with his wife in their other car when it started.. couldn't get home in time to get it into the garage. Thing looked like a golf ball afterwards...
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