On Nov. 1st, Tanya P. wrote and article about storm damage in parts of Arizona back in October, and the problems it has caused her. She has some great pictures and commentary of what hail can do to a car and yard.
Tanya's article is here below if you missed it, check it out~
Hail Damage from AZ Storm of 10-05-2010
Tanya P.~ ( http://petals.gather.com/ )
I happened to be up camping in the Coconino National Forest here in Arizona at that time chasing Turkeys, but spent a lot of the time just trying to stay out of the nasty weather of wind, hail, rain and all that goes with a wet camp site... bummer. When we packed up to go home, we found our normal roads for coming home closed, and were told that tornadoes had come trough felling trees, causing road damage, etc. and we would have to find an alternate route out of the forest. I was a skeptic about the term "tornado" being used, but had no access to news for a week and just took it in stride. It wasn't until I got home I found that indeed there had been tornadoes up there!
I was back up there last week and came across some of the damage in my travels. Having mentioned in comments on Tanya's article I had some pictures from that storm front that came through, she asked if I would share them... so here ya' go... finally got around to it for better or worse, LOL.
If I had thought I would be publishing anything about this I would have tried to take better shots, perhaps a few more, as well as being able to show the path a tornado took through the forest on it's way... which was bizarre looking to me as it snaked its way along. I wasn't really thinking about Gather at the time, and had other things on my mind, ha! I apologize for the limited quality of some, and that it doesn't truly show what happened well, or the scale. Huge trees were snapped like toothpicks, and many looked as if they had exploded casting huge pieces of wood/tree trunk for dozens of yards. Many were uprooted, and I can only imagine if this would have come through our camp... it was not very far away at all. Scary thought...
A few here, and all the rest I have below in the photo bar....
The tornado path as it crossed the road and made its way up a ridge.
Again, wish I had more, and the rest I have are below. As we drove around more and took other roads you could catch views of where it went through, or touched down here and there, but I didn't bother to take any more shots unfortunately. I'm not sure if it was just one tornado touching down around that area or several, but it was interesting. My poor trees... sniff, sniff.
By the way, member Walker Bennett ( http://vladilyich.gather.com/ ) also wrote about the tornadoes in Arizona...
His article below~
4 tornadoes tear across N. Arizona