The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crazy Hail outbreak in north Georgia and Atlanta metro area

This evening, as I was driving home, I got a text message from my dear friend, Nicole in Cartersville who was working in Acworth, reporting "HAIL!! And lots of it!". When I asked for pics, she said that security wasn't letting them out, but reported that the hail was pea to quarter size, and they were under a severe thunderstorm warning. When I arrived home to check radar, this is what I saw:Reports of hail from 3/4" to 1 3/4" were reported all around there; seriously, check it out.The hail reports are the little green dots, you see that cluster around the Atlanta area??!It's been a hail of a year for Georgia weather. Some of the largest hail occurred in Woodstock, Georgia, still recovering from tornado damage. Nicole told me that 20 minutes after the threat was past, the tornado sirens went off... delay. Incidentally, the photo is 15 minutes after the hail started. Wild.

I just now got a text from my dear friend, Jen, saying I would love the lightning in Winder... very intense.

Thank you so much ladies!

Crazy... totally random...~Dew


  1. Hey....stop stealing OUR thunder! ;-)

  2. We've had some crazy weather up here in MI too this year, this weekend we"ll have the 80s and sun, we had snow flurries and cold during the week:)

  3. Cool Skywatch photo. Holy cow at the hail!

  4. Glad I could help :)
    The hail in my picture is from Acworth where I was at work. The family in Cartersville got nothing but a few drops of rain!

  5. Oh! I'm SO envious. Though I would not want to be in a tornado, I LOVE your storms. Beautiful. Moving.

  6. Steve, ehem... as little thunder as I get, I'll take all I can, thank you! lol

    bookbabie, crazy weather seems to be pounding everwhere... you know that when it's warmer in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Norfolk, Virginia. Weird.

    Darla, Wild, huh?

    Nicole, That makes more sense with the reports. Thanks so much!

    Beth, we should meet in the middle and chase, from a safe distance.


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