TBT – Grapefruit sized hail in July 2013
I will forever remember this event and I bet my kids will too! We were eating at Applebees on 17th in Hutchinson, KS and it began hailing. No big deal at first but then it started getting REALLY loud and HUGE balls of hail were smashing into the windows. They were hitting the roof and bouncing off then bouncing into the grass for a good 50 feet or so. Everyone in the area had severe damage to their vehicles that day and it’s a wonder the glass on the building held up to it. Two of my kids were fascinated but scared. The other two were utterly terrified and hid under the table screaming at the top of their lungs.
Ironically, my vehicle wasn’t totaled but it did receive over $11,000 in repairs due to this storm. Definitely a storm I’ll never forget!