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Baseball-size Hail Hits Italy

Another freak thunderstorm in Europe has dropped massive and destructive hailstones the size of baseballs, causing widespread damage and injuring several people and animals. Instagram/barber8813 We reported last week that 2 separate storms, one in Mexico and the other in Spain, had caused widespread damage due to hail, but this new one comes out of Italy.  The storm, which struck September 5, was caused by a southward plunge of the jet stream into western Europe creating a potent upper disturbance throughout the Italian peninsula.  The instability, which created a perfect storm scenario over the Mediterranean sea, eventually slipped into Italy toward...

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Powerful Hail Now Hits Spain

We earlier reported on the unusual and terrifying hail event that took place in Mexico on the 30 of Aug and now reports have come in about another devastating hailstorm, this time in Aragon in NE Spain. The event took place on Aug. 31 during an outburst of powerful storms.  Hail the size of golf balls fell from the sky destroying everything from trees to windows to lawn furniture.  There is some incredible video footage online showing what appears to be a backyard and a pool.  The hail comes on light at first, splashing spouts of pool water into the air...

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Massive Hailstorm in Mexico, 4 Dead

Signs of the end times?  Apocalyptic tendrils reaching out across an unseasonably dry summer?  A massive hailstorm struck Mexico Aug. 30, leaving 4 dead. and dozens injured. In the municipalities of Coacalco, Ecatepec, and Tlalnepantla in the state of Mexico, with substantial damage taking place in Cerro Del Caracol, in Lomas De Coacalco a unusually fierce hailstorm crashed through the streets where it reportedly swept cars down streets, tore down billboards, and toppled street signs.  According to Mexico governor Eruviel Avila, among the casualties were 2 homeless and 1 young baby. 2 Inches of rain fell in a 90 minute period,...