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Okay, now this is really weird?

  1. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    Check this out----- It is presently 86 degrees where I am. It is presently raining, which isn't really weird in and of itself.

    However, we are getting HAIL?

    Talk about odd.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yikes Maybe it's...a sign!  lollol tongue

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Jet stream is right on top of your area now, and storms are building, just the begining of a rough eve for Mass. I think. Un-usual though as I remember from Growing up in Providence R.I. but it looks like new England is getting a go at this bad weather comming acroos the nation lately, it sounds like east of you may get bounced this evening.

  2. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    Tornado warnings for parts of Mass, Cags.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I am in Western Mass and most of the time any Tornado warnings are usually dismissed, because of the mountainous terrain in our area and surrounding areas.

      Almost all of those types of things usually shift Northbound and barely bother with us here. We get the rain and wind, but nothing too devastating.

      Oh well...I found it weird that hail the size of dimes were pounding the area. lol

  3. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    Tornado warning issued for Springfield almost to Worcester.  They're seeing rotation.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I live outside of Springfield, but thank you for telling me. wink

  4. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    No problem...wasn't sure if you already knew.  Tornadoes in the NE are so rare.  It always takes us by surprise.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't know, because I didn't bother to check today's weather. When I crawled out of bed and went to my local coffee shop, it was gorgeous out and very comfortable. lol

      All of a sudden, it just recently started to rain(heavy), but wasn't "hailing". Then when the hail started to come down, it got my attention. lol

  5. mrpopo profile image88
    mrpopoposted 6 years ago

    Sounds like mother nature's getting angry...

  6. Money Glitch profile image87
    Money Glitchposted 6 years ago

    As a child in Tennesse we had days like you described; and sure enough usually there would be a bad tornado nearby within a few hours; but sometimes it occurred 50 to 100 miles away. Stay safe, my friend. smile

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Money Glitch. I'll do my best. smile

      Thank you also to everyone else. I just found it really odd. lol

  7. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    I agree with the others, watch the news to see if a tornado passes by your area. We are under a tornado watch here in the Midwest.

  8. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    I've seen similar while in a grocery store, but no tornado in Idaho.  Wind enough to fly empty shopping carts across the parking lot, but no tornado.

  9. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    Several tornado touchdowns in Massachusetts.  Cars and trees overturned...looks like some real damage.  Hopefully, no one's been hurt.

  10. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I came to see if there was word from folks in Western Ma. Besides Cagsil, I'm not sure who else on here is from MA.  I'm in Northeastern Ma, so we're just watching (and worrying) for now.  At the time I'm posting, the storms have already hit Springfield hard (which is what got me wondering if Cagsil (and others out there) are OK.

    Lots of damage being reported, but Springfield (Maple Street area) is where the worst damage is said to have taken place (in case anyone from other states have family/friends here and may be wondering).

    1. shogan profile image87
      shoganposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They're saying that cars were overturned on I-84 in Sturbridge.

  11. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Well, if it matters any, at least I won't go without electricity here where I am. My electric company is based on water. lol lol

    Plenty of rain to fill the river located right behind the electric company, should provide plenty of help. lol

    1. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your home (etc) is OK, Cagsil?

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Lisa, I live in a six-family apartment complex, that is three stories high. I live on the first floor. And, I am fine, as is many of my neighbors.

        Lots of thunder and lightning happening right now, but no rain or the hail that was coming down earlier. smile

  12. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Just after I posted above, I'm hearing that a new warning is out for Holyoke and Chicopee (where Cagsil is).  Thinking of you, Cagsil.  Stay safe.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you kindly Lisa. smile

      1. Lisa HW profile image84
        Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ah!  Nice to see you're OK.      My friend's daughter is in Westfield.  Now, they're saying another one in that area.

  13. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Great!

    Now I have every paranoid individual in my complex knocking on my door claiming tornado is coming, tornado is coming.

    Even my sister called to tell us to go to our basement. hmm

    1. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm worried about someone I know in West Springfield.  She and her husband are both wheelchair bound, and they just came on the news with the reported right there in West Springfield.`

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And all it is doing here on my side of Chicopee(which I am approximately 3 miles from the Springfield border) is raining.

        No high wind or anything else. Even the thunder and lightning has stopped.

  14. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    My husband just stepped thru the door on his way home from work. He was telling me about how he saw the tail end of a tornado come down and broke up. We have a couple of storm cells here that may overlap each other. We are in a tornado watch until midnight. So much for finishing a few hubs if the lights go out. I am racing to get them done.
    I wish everyone well that is in this weather.

    1. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thinking of you tlpoague.  Stay safe.   

      I'm wondering about whether Westfield State College (or its dorms) maybe have been affected.  My friend's daughter it here.    (I can't imagine living with this kind of thing (tornado watches)

      1. tlpoague profile image87
        tlpoagueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It isn't too bad if you know what to look for. I grew up hearing too many horror stories and storm chasers. smile

  15. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    I am trying to take pictures while watching the forums.

  16. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5111072_f248.jpg



    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5111075_f248.jpg


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5111076_f248.jpg

    Here are a few pictures of the clouds. Later I will try to download the video.

    *UPDATE* 70 mile an hour winds with tennis ball size hail...moving east.

  17. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Cool pictures.

    The sun is out now and the rain has completely stopped. smile

    1. tlpoague profile image87
      tlpoagueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! I am still trying to figure out the video while trying not to freak out. Hubby reassures me that it will miss us, but those east of us have seen a tornado on the ground 26 miles from us. I haven't heard if there is any damage yet.

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Where are you at?

        I am in Eastern part of Chicopee, but in Western part of Mass. wink

        1. tlpoague profile image87
          tlpoagueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          North East Kansas...

          1. Cagsil profile image59
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, okay. I thought you were somewhere near me. I guess 1800 miles apart...it would certainly be one huge storm. (j/k) tongue smile

            1. tlpoague profile image87
              tlpoagueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol agreed!! I know some people from Joplin that come over here to work off and on. Back in 2005 in Wyoming, an unusual tornado ripped through my hometown. Took out half of it. Wyoming was one of those places that rarely sees a tornado.

              1. Cagsil profile image59
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                wink

  18. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    If it rains frogs next, then you get locusts and then some geezer comes around collecting all the first-born let us know - it might be a good time to consider joining the fundies big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol lol

    2. tlpoague profile image87
      tlpoagueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol will do!

  19. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Thunder and lightning, and down-pouring rain has returned. sad

  20. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    Here we go again for round two. A tornado was spotted fifteen miles from us. I don't think I will be sleeping much tonight...

  21. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Thankfully, the only storms left are some leftover (but, I guess, serious) thunder and lightning storms (moving through fast, though).  (10:45 p.m.).  The tornado watches/warnings have been called off.

    19 towns/cities were in the paths (and none of those were in the part of MA were anyone in my family lives, except for that cousin (I mentioned before), who lives right where the worst of it all happened; and who, understandably (if for no reason other than power outage), I haven't heard anything from/about.    State of emergency in MA.  At least 4 known fatalities.  Lots of injuries and damages/destruction.

    Honestly, I really don't know how people who live where this kind of stuff goes on regularly do it.  hmm  The tension of watching the new storms, springing up while weather people were already reporting about the ones that were in full swing, was exhausting!

    Still watching for anyone on here who may have been in one of the affected areas for this group of storms.  Guess everyone in the area can be grateful that a cool front's on the way.  It's all pretty sobering (and "foreign") to those of us who've never seen more than fairly limited tornado activity. I know others have been through/witnessed a whole lot worse than this; but news people are saying that people are pretty much stunned over what went on.

    1. tlpoague profile image87
      tlpoagueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am glad to hear that you are ok.  My heart and prayers go to those that have been affected by the damage and fatalities. My sister called me to tell me that she was watching the swirls above her house, but was lucky enough that nothing touched down. My dad had no idea the storm was even coming and is getting the worst of the storms. I haven't heard yet if there has been any damage from those that have touched down.
      They are finally calling off the tornado watch/warning now.
      Keep us posted!

      1. Lisa HW profile image84
        Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm glad everyone who has shown up here is OK too.  I can't imagine how frightening it must be just to see the swirling at all or have close family members seeing it where they are.  None of it ended up in my immediate area, but I was kind of worried about the weird-colored sky (yellow) we had for awhile. Earlier in the day all the storms just had the usual dark skies.

        My heart goes out to those in the affected towns/cities too. It's one of those things that's there nothing much anyone can say, other than that.

        For me, the main source of scare with it was having three grown kids all in different towns in this part of the state, and seeing how the storms were headed out this way.  The weather people were watching however many they were, and I was watching to see whether they were headed for four different towns (kids' places of business and homes), as well as my own.  Well, that and having a few people I know in the affected areas.

        By the time it got so there seemed to be only one "maybe" one out there, but a bunch of severe storms that had the news people telling everyone to still watch out for bad winds, I just went and took a nap!  I thought, "You know what?  Where the kids are is out of the woods.  Let any trees crash in on me that are going to crash in.  I need to sleep after this."   lol  (It's been yet one more new experience with the "horrors" of having grown kids, as opposed to the little kids you can just scoop up and know where they are.   smile  )

  22. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Below is a picture my niece put on Facebook.

    The house in the background is where her father lives.


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5111713_f248.jpg

    1. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pretty bad, although at least it looks like the house is OK.  There's  a whole lot of cleaning up to be done, that's for sure.  It's good the National Guard's going in.  It's a good thing the tree didn't fall right through the whole roof.  hmm

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah Lisa, it could have been worse. As far as I know, nothing happened to the house or the cars that were in the driveway, which is a good thing. smile

  23. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    This really IS weird.
    Cags, we had the EXACT SAME weather out here in Sacramento region today!
    I mean EXACT!
    Pouring rain, then hail.
    Then tornado warnings.
    We don't get tornadoes here.
    At least, we never used to....

    So what do you make of this bicoastal rampage?
    I just hope this is the end of the tornadoes!!!

  24. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    Wow, that looks like a big tree.

  25. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Excellent!  After having no source of information other than the news coverage going on in my cousin's (and her family's) city, I finally heard from her today.  She, her family, and home are all fine.   I was thinking that even if they hadn't been horribly affected, they might be in some emergency shelter of something like that.  Just thought I'd post even this single case of happy news here.  (They have a baby granddaughter staying with them, so that was another thing I was thinking about.) I can't say I've even been quite so happy to hear from this cousin who had been much like a sister to us when we were kids.)  smile

    1. Teylina profile image60
      Teylinaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, Lisa, ANY good news to anyone about anyone is great anymore-- simply because too many things are really weird! Glad your family's ok.

  26. emievil profile image83
    emievilposted 6 years ago

    I've been reading this thread and the news. Hope all of you (Lisa, Cagsil, etc.) are ok

 
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