So I've mentioned that we want to get a new roof. It's not that ours is greatly damaged, but our shingles are obsolete, and so we are locked in with our current home insurance until we get new shingles. I've had a couple roofers look at it, and there is some damage here and there, but it's borderline as to whether or not insurance will cover it.
Our insurance has been kind of dragging their feet, so nothing's decided one way or the other. Yesterday evening, some storms rolled in, so we were all about generating some hail.
Despite Wolfgang's... uh... "moves", our efforts were a bit of a fail, with the hail never getting much larger than small garbanzo beans throughout several waves of aggressive storming.
But THEN we turned on the local news! DANG, I've never seen hail as ridiculous as this. It wasn't so much the size of the hail, but the amount. With the help from all of the flooding, the hail piled up like large snow drifts, stranding several motorists a few miles south of us.
This photo is from the local news this morning, several hours after the stormage:
Snow plow crews are trying to clear all of it out as major roads are blocked.
So, I'm not sure what to think of this. While this major hail missed our neighborhood, it was reported to the north of us too. Could it be that we really DO have the power to generate hail?
Back to the drawing board. We really need to fix our aim.
And for those to our north and south... uhm, sorry.