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    Default Crazy Texas Storms!

    We must have gotten about 10 lbs of 1/4" hail at my house. The side yard was like a 4' wide river.

    Steve
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    Keep them down there Steve, we're just starting to get some nice weather up here. Storms always seem to start in your neck of the woods and reek havoc by the time they get here.

    Hope you didn't get any water in your basement. (Do you have a basement?)



    Jamie

    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    We only got rain over here, missed the bad stuff.

    There's not many basements in Texas, but there are plenty of storm shelters around.
    Gary

    99 K 1500 Suburban
    78 Silverado Big 10 w/factory 454
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cableguy View Post
    Keep them down there Steve, we're just starting to get some nice weather up here. Storms always seem to start in your neck of the woods and reek havoc by the time they get here.

    Hope you didn't get any water in your basement. (Do you have a basement?)
    I've been here 9 years and I don't think I've ever been in a home in TX that had a basement. I've seen some root cellers, but those are just mostly pre-a/c rooms dug into the ground for storing vegetables from the heat of the day. The soil is so soft here that basements do very poorly, a regular slab foundation does pretty poorly as well if you don't keep it watered properly.

    Anyhow, I have some photos but I can't find my USB connector. :-(

    Steve
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    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
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    There's some houses up here without a basement too...there called a trailer....

    Sorry, just buggin'



    Jamie

    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    Yeah, the storms woke me up just after midnight. But I don't think it was too bad in the Austin area. As usual this time of year, it's left some awesome weather behind it. Time for another full detail!

    2009 GMC Sierra Denali AWD

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    We got wind & rain, but no hail. Sure needed the rain though.


    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
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    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
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    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Hardly any hail over in Grand Prairie, it all dropped in Mansfield.
    Aledo got a confirmed Tornado touchdown that did no damage. (dont know how it missed all the trailers down there).
    Did you see the pictures of Jerrys new car dealerships in Weatherford? 750 new cars on 4 different lots and only 15 missed getting damaged. The lot managers are running a scratch & dent sale Saturday.

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    Default TX Thunderstorms

    I live outside of New Orleans,and we have plenty of violent thunderstorms. However the worst storm I was even in was in TX on Hy 287 more or less in the panhandle-150-200 miles West of DWF.The sky just opened up-rain was driven straight parallel to the ground,and the thunder and lightening were beyond belief.We-my dog and me-finally gave up and stayed in a $21.95/night dump in Childress on Hy 287.It was about 7 years ago.

    The second worse storm was in OK on I-40- between OK CITY AND Amarillo.

    The panhandle area has BAD weathe(good roads and rests stops in TX though)r!
    Thanks,
    Charlie

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    My fence has about 300,000 pock marks on it from the hail we got hit with. It's something to look at actually.

    Steve
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    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
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