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#169352 - 07/27/07 02:32 PM Now there's something you don't see every day.
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/27/falling.ice.ap/index.html

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- Large chunks of ice, one of them reportedly about 50 pounds, fell from the sky in this northeast Iowa city, smashing through a woman's roof and tearing through nearby trees.

Authorities were unsure of the ice's origin but have theorized the chunks either fell from an airplane or naturally accumulated high in the atmosphere -- both rare occurrences.

"It sounded like a bomb!" 78-year-old Jan Kenkel said. She said she was standing in her kitchen when an ice chunk crashed through her roof at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. "I jumped about a foot!"

She traced the damage to her television room, where she found a messy pile of insulation, bits of ceiling, splintered wood and about 50 pounds of solid ice.

Karle and Mary Beth Wigginton, who live a block away, heard a loud "whoosh" coming through the trees. They discovered several large chunks of ice in front of their home and some smaller ones in the yard and in the street.


See, that's just creepy. I'm glad nobody was standing outside when this happened.

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#169354 - 07/27/07 02:35 PM Re: Now there's something you don't see every day. [Re: melliferal]
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That's some mean hail!

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#169476 - 07/28/07 12:49 PM Re: Now there's something you don't see every day. [Re: FormerTexan]
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Amazing!

I remember reading a story about an event in the UK years ago where it was thousands of small fish decending from a clear English sky and landing on a neighborhood!

Go Figure!

John

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#169477 - 07/28/07 01:11 PM Re: Now there's something you don't see every day. [Re: WalkingSouth]
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mel always finds the cool stuff.

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#169497 - 07/28/07 04:25 PM Re: Now there's something you don't see every day. [Re: FormerTexan]
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DAMN, and to think I worry about hail the size of a golf ball!!!

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#169558 - 07/28/07 08:52 PM Re: Now there's something you don't see every day. [Re: emptydreamer]
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Originally Posted By: emptydreamer
DAMN, and to think I worry about hail the size of a golf ball!!!


Indeed. Until I read this article, I was convinced that hail didn't exist until after coins and sports were invented.

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