Mexico – Hail almost 7-ft deep stops trailer trucks in their tracks – Video

And we wonder what could have trapped and flash-frozen a million mammoths. This  hailstorm lasted only a few hours. Imagine the mayhem if it had continued for days.
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A freak hail storm struck Guadalajara yesterday, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in ice pellets up to two meters (almost 7 ft) deep.

 

“I’ve never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,” said the state governor, Enrique Alfaro.

“These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons,” he said. “It’s incredible.”

Photos show hail almost up to the hoods on trailer trucks. This trucker was lucky (see video below). The hail came up ‘only’ to the top of the truck’s fenders.

At least six neighborhoods in the city outskirts woke up to ice pellets up to two meters deep.

The actual hailstones measured less than 1cm in diameter (less than 4/10ths of an inch).

Guadalajara, about 350 miles northwest of Mexico City, has a population of around five million.

See photos:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48821306

https://news.yahoo.com/freak-hail-storm-strikes-mexican-city-guadalajara-000911507.html

Thanks to Mark, Earl Clark, Victor Sowers, Paul Mabee and Dean Koehler for these links


8 thoughts on “Mexico – Hail almost 7-ft deep stops trailer trucks in their tracks – Video”

  1. The increasing rate of precipitation is also part of the ice age cycle, as precip extremes increase. This can either be in the form of rain, hail or snow.

  2. Granted that’s a lot of little icy bits, but the AFP wire story is a shrill:

    “”I’ve never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,” said the state governor, Enrique Alfaro.

    “Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons,” he said. “It’s incredible.”

    Guadalajara, located north of Mexico City and with a population of around five million, has been experiencing summer temperature of around 31 Centigrade (88 Fahrenheit) in recent days.”

    Wow 88 Degrees – proof of man-made climate change? What’s the average daily high in Guadalajara for the month of June?

    Drum roll pls . . . . , a whopping – yep – 88 F.

    https://news.yahoo.com/freak-hail-storm-strikes-mexican-city-guadalajara-000911507.html

  3. It seems the global climate is shifting locations. Europe is experiencing record breaking heatwaves and fires. Yet other areas normally very hot are having cooler temps than normal like across our US mid to northern states.

    Another phenomenon on the rise are noctilucent clouds which are building much more frequently and being seen as far south as San Francisco! These clouds are the highest ever (within the thermosphere just below that Aurora’s). https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/noctilucent-clouds-3/
    I believe their more frequent viewing is a signal that our atmosphere and higher layers are getting cooler which in turn changes our global temps and creates crazy weather shifts. The ultimate reason for this high atmosphere cooling ultimately is the calm sun which shows more and more signs of long term cooling.
    It’s coming folks. How strong, nobody knows for sure but it is indeed showing signs of coming soon.

  4. Hurricane Barbara popped up in the Pacific off Mexico drawing tropical air off the Gulf over mainland. No more onshore Ell Nino
    flow, welcome to 2019 hurricane season 😉
    That cloud that stacked up that hail must have hit the ceiling !
    Sprites too maybe?

  5. It definitely tips the balance towards your theory. We all know it is possible but until most people see it stop a semi they have a hard time thinking it could stop (and kill) elephant sized mammoths.

    Pity they have to bring “globull warming” into every thing. Your idea is much more interesting that the CAGW meme.

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