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Old 08-01-2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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Narrow Escape from Severe Hail Storm

Our family was headed home yesterday from a vacation in Sand Point Idaho, My wife, daughter and I with our 19' and my son and his girlfriend with the 15B. We were back in Alberta heading towards Longview from Pincher Creek when we encountered some really ominous clouds. They were so scary that we ended up pulling over into a rest area about 2 km before we would have encountered the weather and decided to wait it out. Turns out that was a very smart decision. When we continued on our way in about 45 min, it was only a couple km before we encountered heavy accumulations of hail on the roads and surrounding areas, up to about a foot thick in places. The road was closed for a bit until it became passable again and we continued on our way.
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:29 PM   #7
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Wow! And I betcha it was hot in Sandpoint. It was when I was there a few weeks ago. What a shocker of a change in weather.


Glad everyone is okay and all that. Dang!


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Dave, At first glance I thought I was looking at our setup. We have same FJ colour scheme, however, we pull a 17B. So glad to hear you dodged that storm.
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I’ve only seen hail thick enough to plow with a snow plow once in Iowa and it was not nearly that deep. Your stopping to let the storm pass was a prudent decision and a lot of others could learn from your example.
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