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April 30, 2016

 

I have decided to post a log of my hail chasing activities. Yesterday marked the first hail chase event for team "Give'em Hail" and it was a fun learning experience, though we did not encounter any appreciable hail. Our team, Gary Treider, John Ewell, Greg Winterton and myself assembled in Midlothian and enjoyed about two of training on how to set out our hail pads, how to collect hail samples and what to pick up and what to avoid. We learned about the safety plan and how we would chase storms but not get ourselves into trouble. We learned about the different functions of our equipment and how to do the various duties for being an effective team. It was fun, we stopped for lunch in Dallas and watched the cloud formations near Canton. After lunch off to Canton we did go. In route w...

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