I always try to get creative with the blog entries, but I can't seem to go more than 10 minutes without yawning, so my creativeness is running low. Thanks for the compliments on our weather coverage. We get several phone calls when prime time programming is covered by weather updates, but we are just doing the best we can to help save lives and keep everyone informed. It is a true team effort when you have several days on end with storms, and now we finally get a break in the active weather.
Our Stormshots folder is full of hail pictures and flooding from the recent storms. There is one unusual picture I wanted to share with you that came from a viewer on Monday. Hail stones come in many different shapes and sizes, but have you ever seen hailstones that look like this? Oddly enough, I have some in my freezer at home. It is nice to know our viewers have a sense of humor. I definitely had a good chuckle out of this photo and wanted to share.
I'm posting other pictures on here of the hail that fell on Monday and you can see the rings in one of the hailstones (hail picture from Minneola and the tornado was from Salina). Each time the hail gets carried up and down in a storm, a new layer of ice is added and that's where they get the rings. We also had a microburst hit Wichita Sunday night with winds up to 100 mph. A microburst, sometimes called a downburst, is a strong rush of wind that descends from a thunderstorm and can produce winds over 100 mph. It can result in damage similar to that of a tornado.
Have a great week everyone!
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