Taree Hailstorm (25/11/2013 1605hrs)

Taree just got hit real hard with a hail storm and strong winds.

I was in the middle of maintenance/repairs of one of my radio masts as it hit luckily as the winds were strong enough to bend my UHF base antenna near horizontal and the guy cables were about to snap.

There was enough force in the wind that I (one very heavy block) was being dragged across the concrete from the force even though the mast was guyed (albeit with bodgy rope only atm thus my determination to hold it).

Hail up to and including 5cm fell heavily in the area (bloody hell it hurt too) and the ground went white quickly.

Just doing this as a quick write up since I need to return and attempt a fix on my VHF antenna. I've never seen a bend like that before on my UHF and hope I don't again for some time to come. It's not nice with strikes IN town holding a metal mast and being pelted by hail lol.

 Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast.
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast.
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast. 
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast.
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs.

Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs.

3 thoughts on “Taree Hailstorm (25/11/2013 1605hrs)

  1. tsunami_australia Post author

    Here Michael, going through the photos and found this… wife was not impressed with how cold her hands got for this photo lol.

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