Hail in San Antonio Last Night - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Cyber Campfire
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2016, 11:16 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mary F View Post
Hail from Monday's storm in Plano, TX. YIKES!
Wow, were you affected?
(I don't know where Travis County is, or if this is your photo)
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 12:06 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Mary F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Travis County, Texas
Trailer: 2015 Esc 21. Formerly, Casita LD (16 & 17)
Posts: 618
No. It's not my photo; I just thought it share worthy.

Plano is in north Texas, and Austin is south-central.

We heard about "baseball" size hail in north Texas (Wylie), as we drove through rain on Monday from Village Creek (southeast Texas). Hoping the SA "baseballs" weren't this huge. (I've never seen anything like it!)
__________________

__________________
Mary F Onward, through the fog!
Mary F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 09:29 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,618
Well, the wife called me last night to inform me that the only vehicle not in a garage or under cover - my truck - was indeed damaged by the hailstorm. Won't know how bad it is until I get home late Friday. Oh well, I guess that's why we have insurance. It's also why we're looking for a house with a bigger garage that can accommodate the truck.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 09:36 PM   #14
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,693
These spring storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, et al reminded me of my race across the country last year, trying to dodge them in my travels to Osoyoos. Perhaps the northern way should be the preferred route, to avoid them.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 09:39 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,618
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
These spring storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, et al reminded me of my race across the country last year, trying to dodge them in my travels to Osoyoos. Perhaps the northern way should be the preferred route, to avoid them.

True, but this storm was one in a million. We get hail every year or so, but never this large. And, we're much further south than the area that usually gets the most intense thunderstorms - Tornado Alley.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 01:57 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,618
Hail in San Antonio Last Night

Back home and checked the truck. Could have been worse. Several small dents on the hood, the roof, and on the driver side doors.

Good news is these should be easy to repair. Bad news is that all the body shops and paintless dent repair shops are booked solid through September. Those who had their windows broken are faring even worse. Auto glass is apparently back ordered in San Antonio now for 4-5 weeks. So, those folks need rental cars. Those are gone too. Quite a mess.

Amazing what havoc can be wreaked by baseball sized chunks of ice falling from the sky.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 12:17 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,162
In laws entire community is getting re roofed in S Ft Worth. That was from the prior hailstorm. The crews were all out roofing the community when the recent softball size one hit, but it missed them. They would have had to re roof all the new roofs if they had gotten hit again. Quite a mess for a lot of folks.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 12:48 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Vicki A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5TA
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg A View Post
In laws entire community is getting re roofed in S Ft Worth. That was from the prior hailstorm. The crews were all out roofing the community when the recent softball size one hit, but it missed them. They would have had to re roof all the new roofs if they had gotten hit again. Quite a mess for a lot of folks.
Years ago I was offered a very good job in the DFW area. After some time I researched the weather up there....that's why I live here! What happened Tues night is so very unusual for San Antonio, hope it's another life time before it happens again!
Vicki A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 08:06 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,618
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vicki A. View Post
Years ago I was offered a very good job in the DFW area. After some time I researched the weather up there....that's why I live here! What happened Tues night is so very unusual for San Antonio, hope it's another life time before it happens again!
You said it Vicki. Some of my friends have lived in San Antonio for over 50 years, and none of them can remember anything like it.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 09:18 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: chesterfiled, Alabama
Trailer: oliver
Posts: 9
funny story about hail

I have several as a storm chaser for 28 and thankfully a short timer now. In all those years we never had a hail storm west of the Rockies. I got a call if I was interested in going to Montana, for 3 months, that's a no brainer. Anyway, the hail was so large it went thru the decking of roofs. Additionally, we had claims for work comp for employees who were outside on a smoke break when hail hit, they tried to cover there heads because the hail was large as they tried to re enter the building Turns out the hail actually broke there wrist before they could get inside.
__________________

kevinbt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.