Hail & Tornadoes

It all began about 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13 as storms entered Arkansas from the West. For hours Arkansians had their eyes glued to their t.v. screens as our valiant weathermen tried to help us track tornadoes, hail, wind, and damage that crossed our state for over 8 hours.  Luckily few of the funnel clouds reached the ground, but the hail ranged from pea size to grapefruit size.  Homes were destroyed, flooding occurred, car windows were shattered by the hail, trees fell on homes and automobiles.  Semi-trucks were blown off the road due to 80 m.p.h. winds and a lot of us waited to rush to the storm cellars.  Luckily a lot of the damage was in rural, sparsely populated areas and no one lost their life.  Still, your heart has to go out to those that lost their homes.

The following pictures of the sky, are just exactly as I saw them, I could not believe the surreal, ominous look of these clouds.

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Even the Kangaroos who live down the road, were wondering why it was so wet and foggy.

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18 thoughts on “Hail & Tornadoes

  1. Laura says:

    Wow, those clouds look scary. We have fog and mist this morning. I didn’t know you had kangaroos in your neighborhood. Are they pets?

  2. They belong to a neighbor about 1 mile down the road. He has a huge area for them with a 10 foot fence around it. He feeds them well and they are very healthy.

  3. Your first cloud pic is similar to what we see here in Colorado – BUT – we don’t get all the tornados out of them that you do. When I lived in WI and it would have clouds like that with hail – we hit the cellars cuz it always meant – TWISTER – not here! Here it hails just for the heck of it, usually devastating several farmers corn fields in the process. – Hate twisters, but love cool looking sky!

  4. Yikes! Scary but beautiful sky!
    I get the clouds, but not too often the twister. They can be scary. I was in a huge one in Kansas (no way?) when I was a child. Never forgot that and if in your region, I’d be cellar bound at a drop of rain 😉

  5. Great images, Lizzie… living with twisters must be daunting; you have my respect for sticking it out every time there might be an event. May you always be safe… Tony

  6. WOW!!! What a bad dream my friend!!! I am not used to tornadoes as we don’t get it in Brazil! But I am happy happy that everything ended so fine. I did love those pics of the Kangarous! They are so cute! Take care!!!

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