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Reanalysis: Chunks of Winter

Reanalysis: Chunks of Winter REANALYSIS Chunks of Winter On the afternoon of June 3, 1959, Selden,… The Red Cross reported 2 business buildings Kansas, suffered one of the most severe hail- destroyed…Minor damage was indicated to almost storms in the State's record. In contrast to most every building in the area, 154 homes, 125 farm severe hailstorms, there was little wind and the buildings, and 27 business buildings. In some measure stones were small… the damage was due to the continuous pelting of the stones but the greater losses resulted from the tre- Late in the afternoon, about 5:15 p.m., the hail be- mendous weight of accumulated hail on flat- or nearly gan and with the initial stones the wind was quite flat-roofed buildings, causing them to collapse. The hail strong and quickly changed directions breaking accumulation on a truck scale, 10 x 45 feet, weighed many windows. The wind soon quieted over the 28,000 pounds, or 62.2 pounds per square foot…. area but hail continued to fall incessantly until 6:40 p.m. Trees were stripped of leaves and small branches, and with the ground hail-covered the town had The area covered by the hail was elongated, about much the appearance of winter. In just a few minutes 9 miles northeast to southwest and 6 miles across the temperature on local thermometers dropped at the widest..… from near 80° to 38° during the storm.… The hail accumulated to a depth of 18 inches and A local citizen described the storm as follows, “The was mostly pea or marble size and many of the hail began and just didn’t stop.” stones were soft. Drifts were 3 to 4 feet deep at the sides of buildings where it fell from the A news writer expressed his reaction to the scene roofs. Piles along the streets and roads remained quite well in these words, “I saw a chunk of January for 2 days. Traffic on U.S. Highway 83 was halted, in the heart of June.” and approximately 100 automobiles were stalled 4 hours, or more, until bulldozers could open —from “Severe hail, Selden, Kansas, June 3, 1959,” the roads. Snow plows were unable to move the by A.D. Robb, in Monthly Weather Review, weight. August 1959. To read this article in the BAMS archives, see https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(1959)087<0301:WNSHSK>2.0.CO;2 458 | MARCH 2019 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Reanalysis: Chunks of Winter

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , Volume 100 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 2019

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REANALYSIS Chunks of Winter On the afternoon of June 3, 1959, Selden,… The Red Cross reported 2 business buildings Kansas, suffered one of the most severe hail- destroyed…Minor damage was indicated to almost storms in the State's record. In contrast to most every building in the area, 154 homes, 125 farm severe hailstorms, there was little wind and the buildings, and 27 business buildings. In some measure stones were small… the damage was due to the continuous pelting of the stones but the greater losses resulted from the tre- Late in the afternoon, about 5:15 p.m., the hail be- mendous weight of accumulated hail on flat- or nearly gan and with the initial stones the wind was quite flat-roofed buildings, causing them to collapse. The hail strong and quickly changed directions breaking accumulation on a truck scale, 10 x 45 feet, weighed many windows. The wind soon quieted over the 28,000 pounds, or 62.2 pounds per square foot…. area but hail continued to fall incessantly until 6:40 p.m. Trees were stripped of leaves and small branches, and with the ground hail-covered the town had The area covered by the hail was elongated, about much the appearance of winter. In just a few minutes 9 miles northeast to southwest and 6 miles across the temperature on local thermometers dropped at the widest..… from near 80° to 38° during the storm.… The hail accumulated to a depth of 18 inches and A local citizen described the storm as follows, “The was mostly pea or marble size and many of the hail began and just didn’t stop.” stones were soft. Drifts were 3 to 4 feet deep at the sides of buildings where it fell from the A news writer expressed his reaction to the scene roofs. Piles along the streets and roads remained quite well in these words, “I saw a chunk of January for 2 days. Traffic on U.S. Highway 83 was halted, in the heart of June.” and approximately 100 automobiles were stalled 4 hours, or more, until bulldozers could open —from “Severe hail, Selden, Kansas, June 3, 1959,” the roads. Snow plows were unable to move the by A.D. Robb, in Monthly Weather Review, weight. August 1959. To read this article in the BAMS archives, see https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(1959)087<0301:WNSHSK>2.0.CO;2 458 | MARCH 2019

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Published: Mar 1, 2019

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