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A foot of hail in Spain

From the annals of WeathernotClimate, comes something rather unusual from Spain.

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Looks like fun, but it'll only encourage them further, Bish.

Jul 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart


Jul 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

I told them this would happen if we didn't cut our CO2 emissions. And did they listen? :)

Jul 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

Literally 'cool'.

Back in an early 80s summer I saw a hailstorm with upwards of golfball sized lumps. Afterwards there was flooding and a heavy fog. Despite the cows killed, the cars dented and the glass broken, there wasn't a single mutter about climate change.

Jul 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Dona Lanzaro of the Oficina Meteorológica will tell the Cortes later today she's got evidence it's all fault of the escépticos

Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

Something similar in Burgundy last week.
Friends of my sister-in-law reported that it took two hours for the stuff to melt off the terrasse. Missed us, I'm glad to say. I didn't hear anyone suggesting that it was anything but weather.

Jul 5, 2014 at 12:06 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

It has snowed in Riyadh and I have seen (witnessed) rain on one side of a street and sandstorm - ish on the other and that was Jeddah.

Jul 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterEx-expat Colin

A while back we had camels running through snow filled streets here in Sweden. I think it took a few calls for the police to take the reports seriously. After some time I believe Global Warming was ruled out and the consensus leaned towards a broken gate... The unexpected happens.

Jul 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul in Sweden

It probably will not be long before a climate scientist writes a paper that global warming causes more summer hail storms. The Daily Mail is currently carrying a storu to th effect that global warming is responsible for creating the record ice extent highs seen in Antartica. See their story:

Global warming is creating MORE ice:

Just weather. I would be more concerned about colder winters, whether this is due to global warming or not.

Jul 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM | Unregistered Commenterrichard verney

Hail in Spain at this time of year is rare but not unprecedented. I remember similar storms in the past when I lived there in the 70s and 80s.

Jul 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrute

What happened to 'climate wierding'?

Jul 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

I rremember during a holiday in France in summer 1957 being shown a photograph in the local paper of hailstones the size of golf balls in Tunbridge Wells.
The locals were highly amused at this English weather.
Freak weather is not the copyright of Julia Slingo and her adoring acolytes, much as she and they and assorted other greenie scaremongers might like to think wish it were.

Jul 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

But ... according to the new Advanced Green-House Theory colder means warmer.

However being a sceptic theory, it actually makes more sense than it sounds.

(The explanation why colder means warmer is here: Conciling Skydragons and mainstream skeptics)

Jul 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM | Registered CommenterMikeHaseler

lets hail the rain in spain.

Jul 5, 2014 at 2:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterJBBS

"What happened to 'climate wierding'?" Martin A

At a guess, somebody pointed out how unprofessional and loony it sounded and they realised they were doing nothing to enhance AGW science's credibility.

Jul 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

This storm was accompanied by 13,000 lightning strikes inside two hours. Lots of energy dissipated there, lots of nitrogen fixed at the same time.

Jul 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterTim Spence

"It probably will not be long before a climate scientist writes a paper that global warming causes more summer hail storms"


The taxi's waiting - I'll get my coat...

Jul 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM | Unregistered Commenterdave ward

Sorry folks, this type of weather at this time of year is common in central Spain. Has been for decades. Teruel region has the record for thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes according to a local Met Men friend here in Spain.

Jul 6, 2014 at 10:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Marshall

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