These monster hailstones fell just southeast of Medaryville along state road 14 and 1100 West in Pulaski County. You know you have strong storms when hail gets this large. It takes tremendous updrafts to allow chunks of ice this large to grow. Right along the Pulaski-Jasper County line the thunderstorm that dropped the largest hail pictures I have seen in at least two years in our area also produced a funnel. This funnel may have briefly touched down as a tornado, but the Sheriff's Department could not confirm this. There was plenty of damage done to cars. Cars had cracked windshields and were badly dented. Homes were pummeled and had plenty of roof and siding damage. Get ready insurance companies for a big post-storm damage assessment. The Bradys' show us another picture of how nature turned Pulaski county into its very own driving range.Here in Lafayette we were counting our blessings and we could see the power of nature in awe from a distance. Monty Sloan treats us to one of his vintage pictures out at Wolf Park last night.
We finally have a break in nature's fireworks for all of us today and it could not come soon enough. We have a July high taking over our pattern. This will push the battle zone to our north and west just like we see during our summer months. Check out the map below.
So if any storms do fire up by late Friday and over the weekend, they will be more of those typical summertime thunderstorms that do not last very long nor create hours and hours of severe weather warnings. This does depend on how much this Bermuda high builds into the area and this forecast could still change. I will have more on this tonight on the news. Our first 90 degree day looks to be today and it arrived just about right on cue. Our average first 90 degree day in Lafayette over the past 10 years is June 3rd. Will this hot weather be a sign of things to come for the rest of our summer? I will have these and more answers coming your way. Have a great day!