- May 18, 2013
There was mass hysteria in the DFW area yesterday over the forecast calling for large hail. Schools and churches cancelled evening events. Some large employers closed early. Southwest cancelled all flights in and out of Love Field from 6 to 10 PM. The strong cap won out for the most part and the forecast didn't verify in the eyes of the public (although tell that to the folks in Wise County TX who got several rounds of hail up to 2" and see what reaction you get). I've seen numerous vehicles where people had attempted to protect them from hail. NBC 5 has a photo gallery with over 200 pictures of vehicles and the ways folks tried to protect them. While some of these where people kidding around, some of these folks where very serious. Sad thing is, I would bet some of them did as much damage to their vehicles trying to protect them as hail would have done.