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Georgia's Hailstorms of April 19, 2006

updated May 17, 2006

Large hail fell on at least 23 counties in North and Central Georgia...

On the morning of April 19, 2006 a warm front extending from western Tennessee across Alabama into southwestern Georgia was drifting to the east. When thunderstorms erupted near the front before noon, hail the size of pennies began to pelt portions of Northwest Georgia. Before the day was over, severe thunderstorms would drop hailstones the size of golfballs, tennis balls, and even softballs across some west Georgia communities. There were reports of damage to cars and homes.



Examples of Hail in Troup County. ( click images to enlarge )
Photos courtesy Patrick Hendrix, Andy Sharp, the Faulkners, and Fox5-TV (Atlanta) meteorologist Ken Cook.
[ Hand holding large hailstone. ]
Hand holding large hailstone.
[ Hands holding large hailstones. ]
Hands holding large hailstones.
[ Hailstone measuring over 2 inches in diameter. ]
Hailstone measuring over 2 inches in diameter.
[ Hailstone compared to golfball and quarter. ]
Hailstone compared to golfball and quarter.


Examples of Hail in Heard County.( click images to enlarge )
Photos courtesy Laura Baker, Avery Williams, and Fox5-TV (Atlanta) meteorologist Ken Cook.
[ Siding damaged by hail. ]
Siding damaged by hail.
[ A collection of large hailstones. ]
A collection of large hailstones.
[ Hand holding large hailstone. ]
Hand holding large hailstone.
[ Accumulation of hail on the porch. ]
Accumulation of hail on the porch
[ Anyone need ice? ]
Anyone need ice?



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