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Hail At DFW?  
User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Channel 8 was reporting that there was possibly 3" size hail at DFW with this storm that is moving through now.

Is anyone stuck there and see anything?

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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

I see there's a Tornado Warning going up now...

User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

Well, I'm not there, but I believe it. Forecasts have called for strong storms throughout Texas this evening, and there is a powerful squal line that is passing through the Metroplex at present.

Should be a windy, rainy, severe night for many Texans.

I would imagine, however, that if 3" hail did, in fact, hit the airport, we'll see some serious damage to planes there.

-Mike



I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

FOX NEWS just showed baseball sized hail from the Dallas Area.

User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

The Fox affiliate in Phoenix is reporting a tornado on the ground just west of the city.

User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

First pictures coming in on The Weather Channel (mmm...Stephanie Abrams!), and here's the text of the current Tornado Warning...


SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
652 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2007

TXC113-140015-
/O.CON.KFWD.TO.W.0014.000000T0000Z-070414T0015Z/
DALLAS TX-
652 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2007

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
DALLAS COUNTY...

AT 652 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
MONITORING A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING ONE OR
MORE TORNADOES. STRONG ROTATION WAS LOCATED NEAR AND JUST EAST OF
DOWNTOWN DALLAS....MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH ALONG I-30. THIS SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM MAY PRODUCE ANOTHER TORNADO AT ANY TIME!

OTHER LOCATIONS AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
GARLAND...SACHSE...BALCH SPRINGS...MESQUITE...ROWLETT AND SUNNYVALE

TAKE COVER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN AN INTERIOR CLOSET OR
BATHROOM. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS FOR COVER.

AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN ADDITION TO TORNADOES...BASEBALL SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE
LIKELY WITH THIS STORM OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN DALLAS COUNTY. SEEK
SHELTER IF YOU ARE AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM NOW!

LAT...LON 3300 9694 3298 9652 3277 9652 3269 9652
3269 9680 3272 9685 3272 9693 3273 9693



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4565 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4247 times:

I'm posting pics right now that a friend sent me from Ft. Worth, TX. That is some strange looking hail.

http://www.climatepatrol.com/forum/48/2480/pg1/index.php



Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

Had hail the size of coffee cups here in northern Dallas. Just glad i didn't lose any windows. DFW was reporting softball size hail on the airfield. Does anyone have an update on A/C damage at DFW. I know that WN only had 2 planes on the ground (excluding MX hanger) at DAL

User currently offlineStillageek From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

[img]http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.file?id=536924161&filename=11765113680WE62d.jpg[img]


I live 5 miles SW of DFW airport. I got golf ball sized hail at my house...quite a pounding for about 5 minutes. No damage.

First time posting a photo....still trying to figure it out  Wink


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4565 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

I don't know how you guys in Texas do it. I was in Ft. Worth a couple of years ago and you'd see cars driving around on occasion that looked like they had been beaten with a baseball bat.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3298 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 9):
I don't know how you guys in Texas do it. I was in Ft. Worth a couple of years ago and you'd see cars driving around on occasion that looked like they had been beaten with a baseball bat.

Hey now.  Smile We've got plenty of affluent areas...they drive Accords and such! Haha, in all seriousness though, I saw about 10 BMW 745-50-60s, 1 Ferrari, and a Bentley on the way to school this morning. Gotta love west Austin. There are kids who drive Escalades at my school, too. I'm stuck in my Galant for another month... grr.

Just be glad you didn't go to Dallas, a bat beating is luxurious.  biggrin  Sorry to those in Dallas, I love it!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Quoting Chris133 (Reply 7):
I know that WN only had 2 planes on the ground (excluding MX hanger) at DAL

Busy night here. We did our own ground stop about :45 minutes before ATC put out their stop (that had an update time at 0015Z) and that saved us a bunch of diversions, not to mention avoiding the golf ball-sized hail we had on this side of the airport. Only two (2) diversions, 49 LIT-DAL on to the next stop at HOU, and one other (don't know what flight it was).


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
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I was trying to fly out of BOS yesterday and there was sleet/hail. Really slowed things down for awhile, at least for FL. Plus a 717 had a de-icing problem which caused a cancellation screwing their whole schedule.

User currently offlineBigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

There were A/C Damaged due to hail. Pax in the terminals were evacuated to safe areas due to a possible tornado south of the field. It's going to be a long night for sure.


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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 5035 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

I don't know how you guys in Texas do it. I was in Ft. Worth a couple of years ago and you'd see cars driving around on occasion that looked like they had been beaten with a baseball bat.

We lovingly call those "dimpled darlings"!



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User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 11):
Only two (2) diversions, 49 LIT-DAL on to the next stop at HOU, and one other (don't know what flight it was).

I do believe it was an ELP-DAL flight that went to MAF


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Quoting Chris133 (Reply 15):
I do believe it was an ELP-DAL flight that went to MAF

Yeah, I found out later that it was the guy at the other end of my pod's flight, and there are only 3 desks in a pod.

Remember the scenes in "Airplane" where the Zulu spear comes out of nowhere and sticks in the wall of the dispatch office, and then a watermelon falls from the ceiling and hits the edge of a desk and breaks apart? As a dispatcher, I always thought those as funny, as on nights like tonight, those kinds of things could actually happen and you'd be too busy to ever notice....  Wink


User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

Here is video I took with my digital camera. I was at a friend’s house when the storm rolled in. This was taken in the City of Dallas and you can hear the tornado sirens. I heard at least three different ones at one time. Then is started to hail really bad. The hail lasted about 5 minutes. There was lots of hail and it was really dark. The hail is hard to see on the camera because of how dark it got. I couldn’t hear the sirens through the hail storm. Once the hail stopped, it was raining heavily and sirens could be heard again. I have lived in Dallas my whole life (except college) and have only heard the tornado sirens activate for a tornado warning three times. This was the longest I have every heard them run. I would say they ran for at least 30 minutes. I have heard them tested on Wednesdays, but rarely do we ever have to use them for a real tornado like today.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23rN6YB3UQQ



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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Here is some video from my house in Keller, 12 miles WSW of DFW about 1800. Several Golf Ball Pieces, mostly dime size. It lasted 10 minutes. Got home from work 15 min before (whew)






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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

From what I hear AA currently has 35 airplanes out of service due to severe hail damage, most are expected to be out for some time. My friend down there just bought a new Civic SI, it was in the employee lot and according to her looks like some one beat every square inch of it with a hammer. Likely a total loss. She did not buy the supplemental "hail damage" clause in her insurance either. Her car was 1 week old.  Sad

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

This thread prompts me to ask what happens at DFW when there are tornado warnings or tornado's near by. Is there a shelter located in each terminal that all passengers are evacuated to?


No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 20):
This thread prompts me to ask what happens at DFW when there are tornado warnings or tornado's near by. Is there a shelter located in each terminal that all passengers are evacuated to?

Yes all people in the terminal are moved far away from windows and sheltered in interior rooms. Most of these interior rooms at DFW are surrounded by cement block, so they are fairly safe.


User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 20):
This thread prompts me to ask what happens at DFW when there are tornado warnings or tornado's near by. Is there a shelter located in each terminal that all passengers are evacuated to?

In the terminals there are many restrooms and other doors with signs that say "Tornado Shelter".

Another interesting question is: "what happens to those sitting on aircraft when a tornado comes across the field?" Tornados in the North Texas area happed way too quickly to deplane everyone.


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 20):
This thread prompts me to ask what happens at DFW when there are tornado warnings or tornado's near by. Is there a shelter located in each terminal that all passengers are evacuated to?

I have heard that DFW has underground shelters to use in cases like this. Can anyone confirm?


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

HAHA o boy, this is very interesting. I am flying down on AC tomorrow morning to catch the Canucks hockey game. Quick question how has AC handled this did they have an a/c on the ground that got damaged? If so this could pose a problem for the flights in and out for the next few days. Do storms like these happen one day and then take a break for a week or so, or is it relentless and happens daily? Does it usually wait for afternoon after everything can heat up and the air becomes more stable? My flight is supposed to arrive around 1045 so it would be nice to make it in. I guess I should bring a rain jacket and a hard hat (joking about the last one  Wink) any other suggestions boys and girls?


Keep the shinny side up!
25 OPNLguy : The cold front that caused yesterday's weather has moved well east of DFW, and is impacting the SE US today. Clouds are thinning out here, and we'll
26 Post contains links PExDCA : I have lived in Dallas for years and this is the first time I heard the tornado warning sirens go off since the tornado hit downtown Ft. Worth in ear
27 EXMEMWIDGET : I was at the FedEx ramp on the northeast side of DFW. The biggest hail that I saw was about marble size. That size usually won't do any damage. I had
28 Eyes2thesky : This happened also in 1995. AA's insurance company is no doubt overjoyed at this point. I wonder if AA is going to have trouble getting insurance tha
29 Ex NWA : I just got in my car (luckily in a garage) leaving work for the day in Irving about 6:10 and the sky was looking very dark. I turned on the 1080 AM an
30 Cjpark : If you have never heard baseball sized hail hit your roof it is something to experience. Imagine you are sitting in your living room aware watching T
31 Post contains images AA787823 : Well here is what fell on DFW yesterday. Took out 35 of AA's airplanes. (One MD80 with extensive damage to the fuselage, may be a total loss).
32 PExDCA : That pic makes a great case for shelling out the extra couple of bucks for covered parking at DFW!
33 EXMEMWIDGET : Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those stones would hurt!!
34 Fixman88 : I live in Tyler, and was lucky that the storms decreased in intensity before they reached my house! On the radar all hell was breaking loose just west
35 ZBBYLW : Alrighty thanks boys, was not sure if it was a common event or not thanks for clearing that up. The other thing I was worried about was flight delays
36 BigJimFX : I took cover @ Terminal D where the secure side, which is pretty much all glass, was evacuated to the ground level baggage claims... TSA lines must h
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