8356 – and now, Weaver with the weather –

Wow.. just got hailed on, big time. I’d say it was dime-sized here, but it was loud and highly entertaining.

at what point do they stop referring to size based on currency, and move on to sports equipment and fruit? Anything bigger than a quarter? Is a 50-cent piece bigger in diameter than a golf ball?

Here’s the report –

via – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL 247 PM EDT MON MAY 15 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN BROWARD COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA. NORTHEASTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 345 PM EDT

* AT 245 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MIAMI LAKES TO NORTH MIAMI…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MIRAMAR TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF MIAMI BEACH…AND MOVING NORTH AT 15 MPH. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED OVER THE FORT LAUDERDALE AREA WAS BEGINNING TO MOVE OFFSHORE. THIS CLUSTER IS ALSO CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF DIME TO GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL ACROSS THE HIALEAH AREA. THIS ACTIVITY IS BEGINNING TO SPREAD NORTH ALONG THE PATH OF THE STORMS. POWER OUTAGES HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED WITH THE NORTHERN CLUSTER ACROSS BROWARD COUNTY NEAR PEMBROKE ROAD AND INTERSTATE 95.

* THE LINE OF STORMS WILL AFFECT… NORTH MIAMI CAROL CITY MIRAMAR AVENTURA SOUTHWEST RANCHES HOLLYWOOD FORT LAUDERDALE

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE WARNING. PREPARE TO MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN AN INTERIOR ROOM IN THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED.

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