A pesky citizen approached me last week during my morning office hours, wondering why the liquor store roof was not replaced after the big hail storm in 2006. The store’s roof is now targeted for replacement as part of the store’s $55-65K upgrade (Nfld News article). We discussed it briefly on our podcast with Mary Rossing and this roofing contractor, and I followed up with Interim City Administrator Joel Walinski. Joel wrote in an email: (continued)
See my one year-anniversary blog post, as well as this one titled Northfield’s ‘06 hailstorm featured in ‘Extreme Weather’ book.
I think of the storm every time I see a car like this one around town.
Northfield’s Aug. 2006 hailstorm (and four of my photos — see my one-year hailstorm anniversary blog post) gets two full pages in a chapter on hail in consulting meteorologist Michael Mogil’s new book, Extreme Weather: Understanding the Science of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Global Warming and Other Atmospheric Disturbances.
“… the book addresses many facets of our world’s current spate of wild weather, but with new perspectives and stunning photography. Global warming/ climate change issues are linked to understanding general weather processes.”
Mogil’s How the Weather Works web site has lots more info about weather and his company’s services.
Update 11/27/10: Mike Mogil paid a visit to Northfield yesterday and did a little informal book-signing at the GBM.
A Fox 9 News crew rolled into downtown this afternoon, doing a story on today’s hailstorm (see Adam Gurno’s blog post on N.org) and a retrospective of the hailstorm from a year ago. The segment will air at 9 PM tonight — unless, of course, we get more storms in the meantime. Thx to Gwen Benson for the phone tip.
Adam Gurno’s one-year anniversary blog post on Northfield.org prompted me to do the same. Here are my favorites of the photos I took that day:
And here’s a video clip that I took from my garage roof… before the hail stones got really big.
Click play to view. 1 minute, 27 seconds.