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Offline popinjaykev

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Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:16:00 AM »
So we had torrential rain and storms yesterday but this morning at 2566 metres above sea level ...snow. Abruzzo is so full of surprises
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Re: Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 09:56:05 AM »
As you were - I have just been informed that this was a Gradine storm? Thats a lot of Gradine .
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Re: Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 11:09:57 AM »
As you were - I have just been informed that this was a Gradine storm? Thats a lot of Gradine .
Think yourself lucky your car was not outside! The hail last July wreaked havoc in our garden last year. Fortunately we had none here yesterday, although Lui is right and the forecast is for more thunder storms.

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Re: Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 12:44:12 PM »
Hail really is the farmers enemy, it devastates crops. I remember one year when a neighbour lost his entire tomato crop after a hail storm and it didnít do the grapes much good either!

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Re: Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 01:24:25 PM »
There was a localised hail storm in Val Vomano last week - My friend has his car damaged quite badly... these are not my photos
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Re: Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 01:37:46 PM »
As Iíve said before, we spotted loads of camouflage cars when we first arrived and it took me a few hail storm events before I realised what caused there this! Last yearís hail in July threw down hail the size of the old sherbet saucers you got when we were little, worse still they were exactly the same shape! Razor sharp, they took entire stalks off the plants in one fell swoop. Went straight through any plastic lying around the house, so you can imagine what it could do to your car Ė hence ours stays under cover.

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Re: Monte Prena this morning - a dusting of SNOW !!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 11:59:35 PM »
You can add Ď eventi atmosferici Ď to your car insurance. I thought it was daft till I saw the damage hail stones can do.