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CNN: A Mexican city was covered in ice after a freakish summer hailstorm







Adding:
BBC News: Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Guadalajara ...

The authorities say 200 homes have been damaged and dozens of vehicles swept away in the city and surrounding districts.

State governor Enrique Alfaro described it as incredible, according to AFP.

"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomena," he said.
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NBC News: What explains the freak hailstorm in Mexico? Here's what scientists say

The storm dumped 3 feet of hail on Guadalajara and left locals and people around the world searching for an explanation.

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Addie wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:13 pm
NBC News: What explains the freak hailstorm in Mexico? Here's what scientists say

The storm dumped 3 feet of hail on Guadalajara and left locals and people around the world searching for an explanation.
No broken windows or dented hoods?

Maybe a translation thing, but that looks like sleet to me, not hail.

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Definitely hail. I've seen hail storms in Mexico in winter of a few inches (even two feet one time), but in July? No.
Dan1100 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:27 pm

Maybe a translation thing, but that looks like sleet to me, not hail.

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'Ice eggs' cover Finland beach in rare weather event



Experts say it is caused by a rare process in which small pieces of ice are rolled over by wind and water.

Mr Mattila, from the nearby city of Oulu, told the BBC he had never seen anything like it before. ...

BBC Weather expert George Goodfellow said conditions needed to be cold and a bit windy for the ice balls to form.

"The general picture is that they form from pieces of larger ice sheet which then get jostled around by waves, making them rounder," he said.

"They can grow when sea water freezes on to their surfaces and this also helps to make them smoother. So the result is a ball of smooth ice which can then get deposited on to a beach, either blown there or getting left there when the tide goes out."

Similar sights have been reported before, including in Russia and on Lake Michigan near Chicago.

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Ambushed: 15ft tumbleweeds trap drivers and force Washington state road closure

Mobile plants forced authorities to close a highway in both directions for hours in Washington state on New Year’s Eve


Unlucky drivers in Washington state saw in the new year trapped under a glut of 15ft tumbleweeds, after the desiccated but mobile plants forced authorities to close a highway in both directions.

The Washington state patrol announced via Twitter at around 6.30pm local time on New Year’s Eve that drivers on State Route 240 near West Richland should use alternative routes.

Trooper Sarah Clasen told KAPP-KVEW vehicles were trapped in a pile of tumbleweeds that were up to 15ft (4.57m) tall.



The state department of transportation used snow plows to clear the scene, a process trooper Chris Thorson said took about 10 hours. The road opened again at around 4.30am, well into 2020.

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