Articles tagged "hailstorm"

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Severe hailstorm destroys 500 homes in Namutumba, Uganda

Hailstorms ruined around 500 residential properties, leaving thousands of residents homeless across eight parishes in Namutumba District, Uganda, reports said on September 25, 2019. The parishes were Budunda, Mpumiro, Nalubabwe, Kizuba, Nakawano, Namuseno,...

September 27, 2019

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Severe hailstorms hit Alicante, causing huge agricultural damage, Spain

Damage caused by hailstorms affecting the Spanish province of Alicante during the last week of August amounted to 3 million Euro. The hail mainly hit some 900 ha (2 224 acres) of citrus crops, around 200 million kg (44 million lbs), according to to the Agroseguro, a...

September 05, 2019

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Ravaging hailstorm in Edmonton racked up $90 million in insured damages, Alberta, Canada

Hailstones the size of grapefruits and golf balls hammered the Edmonton area of Alberta Province, Canada in early August 2019, resulting in an estimated $90 million in insured damages. Intense rains and thunderstorms triggered the hailstorms on August 2, 2019, which...

September 01, 2019

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Powerful hailstorm hits capital Madrid, turning roads into raging rivers, Spain

A powerful hailstorm hit Spain's capital Madrid (population 3.2 million) late Monday, August 26, 2019, sweeping away cars, bringing traffic to a standstill and causing flight diversions. The worst-hit municipality was Arganda del Rey, southeast of the capital,...

August 27, 2019

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Likely state of Colorado record diameter hailstone

Members of the National Weather Service office in Goodland, CO and the Colorado State University Climate Center visited a family north of Bethune, Colorado on August 14 afternoon to measure a hailstone which was reported August 13 as being the largest in the state...

August 15, 2019

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Extremely severe hailstorm hits Abruzzo, injuring 18 people, Italy

Severe storms affecting parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days intensified on 9 and July 10, producing violent hailstorm over parts of Italy, including Abruzzo, Pescara. According to ANSA, hail the size of oranges hit Abruzzo on July 10, injuring...

July 10, 2019

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Phenomenal hail accumulations after massive hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

An unusually strong hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, on June 30, 2019, dumping massive amounts of hail and trapping vehicles in ice up to 1 and 2 m (3 - 6 feet) high. "I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,"...

July 01, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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Massive hailstorms hit Slovenia, other parts of Europe, causing major damage

Intense hailstorm with hail the size of grapefruits hit parts of Slovenia on June 11, 2019, damaging hundreds of homes and cars. Parts of Germany (Bavaria), Italy, Poland, Romania and Croatia also experienced intense thunderstorms with very large hail and massive...

June 13, 2019

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Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit southern Germany on June 10, 2019, leaving several people, including a 7-year-old child injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the...

June 11, 2019

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Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City. ​Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed...

May 01, 2019

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18 killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hits Uganda

At least 18 people have been killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hit Uganda's Buyende and Kamuli districts late April 22, 2019. The storm hit several villages, including Nakabembe, Kabugidho, Nfumagani, Kidera and Itamya, destroying homes and crops....

April 24, 2019

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Sangrur farmers claim 80 percent crop loss, accuse authorities of improper reports

Farmers in the town of Sangrur, state of Punjab, India said massive hailstorm hit the region on April 17, 2019, destroying 80% of their crops. Farmers accused authorities of improper reports, saying revenue department officers visited villages not their farms....

April 23, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms, baseball-sized hail hit Texas, leaving 1 person injured and 175 000 customers without power

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one tornado hit Texas on April 6 and 7, 2019, leaving at least one person injured and more than 175 000 customers without power. Severe weather continues over the country on April 8. An 11-year-old girl was reportedly...

April 08, 2019

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Hailstorm destroys 4 million avocados in under 10 minutes, Australia

A severe thunderstorms hit parts of New South Wales, Australia on March 14, 2019, with heavy rain, strong winds and hail between 2.5 - 7.6 cm (1 - 3 inches) in diameter. A severe hailstorm that hit an avocado orchard in NSW's Northern Rivers destroyed an...

March 27, 2019

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800 homes damaged or destroyed as hailstorm hits Mizoram's Lunglei, India

Mizoram authorities are reporting around 800 homes in the town of Lunglei (population 57 011) and nearby villages were either damaged or destroyed after a hailstorm swept over the area on Sunday night, February 17, 2019. The Disaster Management and Rehabilitation...

February 19, 2019

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Massive hailstorm hits Sydney, ICA declares a catastrophe, Australia

Multiple severe thunderstorms hit the Australian state of New South Wales, including capital Sydney on December 20, 2018, dropping tennis ball-sized hail and causing huge damage. Emergency service said it was the worst hailstorm to hit the city since 1999 while the...

December 21, 2018

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Brutal hail bombardment and accumulation in Liguria, Italy

A violent hailstorm hit Liguria, a crescent-shaped region in northwest Italy, during the afternoon hours of October 1, 2018. The storm covered the region in a thick layer of ice, causing traffic chaos and severe agricultural damage. The worst affected was the city...

October 02, 2018

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800 farmers suffer extensive crop loss after hailstorm wreaks havoc across 6 villages, Uganda

More than 800 farmers in Ugandan Buwunga Sub-county suffered extensive crop loss after severe storm accompanied by strong winds and huge amounts of hail swept over six villages on September 15, 2018. According to Daily Monitor, residents said the storm began at...

September 18, 2018

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Softball-sized hail hits Colorado Springs, 8 people injured, 13 000+ claims for damage to homes and vehicles

A violent thunderstorm moved through parts of Colorado on Monday afternoon, August 6, 2018, dropping very large hail and heavy rainfall. NWS said the storm moved through Fountain, Security and Falcon with wind gusts up to 96 km/h (60 mph). The largest hailstones,...

August 07, 2018

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Brutal hailstorm hits Sardinia during heatwave, sharp temperature drop, Italy

A brutal hailstorm hit the island of Sardinia on August 2, 2018, covering streets and land with up to 30 cm (1 feet) of ice. The event was accompanied by a sharp temperature drop, from 35 °C (95 °F) to just 12 °C (53.6 °F) within minutes. The rare...

August 06, 2018

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Record 36 605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops, France

Violent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this year, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded...

July 05, 2018

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Intense hailstorm hits Valencia, affecting 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops, damage up to 47 million Euros, Spain

An intense storm that hit Spain's Valencia on Sunday, June 30, 2018, caused 'extremely serious damage' to crops in the region, with up to 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops affected. The storm caused 'extremely serious damage' in the La Ribera...

July 04, 2018

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Tennis ball-sized hail hits Colorado Springs in one its worst overnight hailstorms in history

Neighborhoods near Colorado Springs have experienced what officials are calling the worst overnight storm since 1995. It was a historic event, considering the time of the day, NWS said. Thousands of homes and cars were damaged near Colorado Springs in El Paso County...

June 14, 2018

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Baseball-sized hail hits North Texas, damaging 20 000 structures and 25 000 cars

Quick-moving severe storms accompanied by baseball-sized hail left a trail of destruction across North Texas on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. In total, approximately 20 000 structures were damaged and 25 000 vehicles, making an estimated total insured loss up to $425...

June 07, 2018

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits French winemakers, causing widespread destruction

A 'hailstorm of unprecedented violence' hit winemakers in famed Bordeaux and Cognac areas of western France on May 26, 2018. Although the material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties or injuries. The storm hit the region around 12:00 local...

May 28, 2018

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Violent hailstorm damages more than 700 homes, Meghalaya

Hundreds of homes were damaged in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya state, India on April 15, 2018 after hailstones the size of cricket balls accompanied by heavy rain and thunderstorm hit the region. Local media reported around 700 houses were damaged in...

April 19, 2018

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Over 1 500 houses damaged, farms devastated as hailstorm hits northern Vietnam

Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam's northern mountainous region on the evening of April 14, 2018, damaging houses and destroying crops. The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest. In the...

April 16, 2018

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Rain and hailstorms damage crops in 135 000 acres in Telangana, India

Unseasonal heavy rains coupled with high-speed wind and hailstorm caused extensive damage to standing crops in nearly 55 000 hectares (135 000 acres) in Telangana district, India between April 1 and 3, 2018. Although the heavy rain brought ease to the people from...

April 03, 2018

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Sunday's hailstorm in Bastrop County, TX was historic

Photographic evidence of hailstones 10 - 12.7 cm (4-5 inches) or more in diameter indicate March 18 hailstorm in Texas' Bastrop County was historic, according to the National Weather Service. Large hail was reported with severe thunderstorms over Caldwell,...

March 21, 2018

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Baseball-sized hail hits Texas, extreme weather threatens Tennessee River Valley today

A powerful hailstorm hit parts of Brazos Valley, Texas on March 18, 2018, leaving impressively sized hail behind. On Monday, strong tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds are expected across parts of the Tennessee Valley and Southeast during the late...

March 19, 2018

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Deadly hailstorm hits Lesotho, southern Africa

An intense hailstorm hit Lesotho's southern district of Quthing on March 14, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and at least 5 people dead. The storm that hit the kingdom on Wednesday, March 14 smashed windows on many cars, homes and other structures, killed...

March 17, 2018

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Unseasonal hailstorm hits India, causing large-scale agricultural damage

A powerful storm accompanied with very damaging hail hit parts of central and southern India over the past couple of days, destroying more than 125 000 hectares (309 000 acres) of crops and killing several people. Such powerful storms are not usual for this region...

February 14, 2018

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Unofficial world record for largest hailstone set on February 8 - 23 cm (9 inches) in Cordoba, Argentina

Unofficial reports coming from Cordoba, Argentina mention a 23 cm (9 inches) large hailstone that fell on February 8, 2018. If confirmed, this will break the current world record for largest hailstone. A violent hailstorm hit Cordoba, Argentina on Thursday...

February 10, 2018

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Freak hailstorm hits Sutherland, creates a river or hail, South Africa

Residents of the city of Sutherland located in southern Northern Cape, South Africa experienced a rare phenomenon for their region when a freak hailstorm dumped huge amounts of rain and hail in just two days on January 21, 2018. Residents said they've never...

January 26, 2018

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47 homes destroyed, 20 injured after violent hailstorm rips through Zimbabwe

A violent hailstorm swept through central Zimbabwe Monday night, January 8, 2018, injuring at least 20 people. The storm hit ripped through Silobela, Kwekwe District of the Midlands Province in central Zimbabwe. The worst affected were Wards 1, 2, 21 and 32,...

January 11, 2018

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Huge hail accumulations, heaviest rain in 15 years hit Biblián, Ecuador

An intense hailstorm and heaviest rains in 15 years hit the Biblián Canton in the province of Cañar, Ecuador on Tuesday afternoon, January 2, 2018. The storm hit the city around 16:00 local time and lasted for more than one hour, causing severe traffic...

January 04, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm hits Victoria, leaving 100 000 homes without power

A quick-moving severe thunderstorm accompanied by destructive, golf-sized hail and strong winds hit Victoria, Australia on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, leaving 100 000 homes without power. The Victoria office of Bureau of Meteorology said an extraordinary amount of...

December 19, 2017

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Severe hailstorm hits Mersin, Turkey, producing huge hail accumulations

An isolated severe supercell passed over parts of southern Turkey on Sunday, November 19, 2017, dumping heavy rain and large hailstones, and producing enormous hail accumulations in the port city of Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast. The rain started falling in the...

November 20, 2017

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Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos

An intense hailstorm hit capital Bogota, Colombia on November 1, 2017, causing severe floods and impressive hail accumulations. The storm caused traffic collapse and serious damage across the city but there are no reports of injuries. Heavy rain, accompanied by hail...

November 02, 2017