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    16 Dec 2014

    Hobart Just Got Absolutely Pelted With Hail Stones In The Summer

    Hail stones the size of tennis balls fell on the Tasmanian city.

    Earlier today a storm quickly descended on Hobart.

    Looks like the #Hobart storm might be working on a wall cloud?

    Thomas Moore@SurfTasmaniaFollow

    Looks like the #Hobart storm might be working on a wall cloud?

    2:56 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    What seemed like a normal rain storm quickly turned into a hail storm.

    Gratuitous #hobartstorm #hail picture. Can barely see RV Investigator...

    Alice Giblin@gibliniteFollow

    Gratuitous #hobartstorm #hail picture. Can barely see RV Investigator...

    2:48 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Liverpool Street in Hobart's CBD was pelted with hail.

    So I'll be late back from lunch #HobartStorm

    Linda Hunt@lindafvhuntFollow

    So I'll be late back from lunch #HobartStorm

    2:50 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The hail stones were big!

    No seriously, they were big!

    Ouch. Probably should've waited for it to stop b4 collecting it! @themercurycomau @Heart1073 @VanessaOHanlon #hobart

    Paul Fleming@lovethywalrusFollow

    Ouch. Probably should've waited for it to stop b4 collecting it! @themercurycomau @Heart1073 @VanessaOHanlon #hobart

    2:43 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Which made it pretty unsafe to be outside.

    Glad I missed this one @theshineline: Crazy!! @abcnewsTas RT: @akwest1 Hail storm at the standard #HobartStorm ”

    Richard Baines@RichardMBainesFollow

    Glad I missed this one @theshineline: Crazy!! @abcnewsTas RT: @akwest1 Hail storm at the standard #HobartStorm ”

    2:52 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Entire ovals were covered.

    Amazing hail storm just passed over Hobart!

    tonygray@tonygrayFollow

    Amazing hail storm just passed over Hobart!

    2:55 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There were reports that houses lost power.

    What a storm! Laundry flooded, power out. Biggest hail i've seen in years #Hobart #storm

    Keith Midson@KeithMidsonFollow

    What a storm! Laundry flooded, power out. Biggest hail i've seen in years #Hobart #storm

    3:40 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Cars were placed in the line of fire.

    #Hobart entertaining us with a storm this afternoon. #whenhailfreezesover @nathandarke

    Alexandra Morton@aamorton_Follow

    #Hobart entertaining us with a storm this afternoon. #whenhailfreezesover @nathandarke

    2:50 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Better use that undercover car park next time.

    Heavy hail and thunder storm in Hobart @abcnewsTas

    Annah Fromberg@AnnahFrombergFollow

    Heavy hail and thunder storm in Hobart @abcnewsTas

    2:36 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Hobart was officially drowning in a sea of hail.

    Streets were quickly cleared within minutes of the storm starting.

    But as quick as it began, it was over.

    Leaving Hobart completely covered.

    And here's me without a jacket. #HobartStorm

    Hayley@Hay2theleyFollow

    And here's me without a jacket. #HobartStorm

    3:05 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This family's patio sail became a net for the hail.

    #hobartstorm Our patio sail has a smashing collection of hail stones. No pun intended.

    Rae Earl@RaeEarlFollow

    #hobartstorm Our patio sail has a smashing collection of hail stones. No pun intended.

    3:12 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Once again it was safe to go outside.

    Not the most ideal start to summer.

    This is summer in #Hobart @Heart1073 #hail #storm

    Troy Barrett@TroyBarrettFollow

    This is summer in #Hobart @Heart1073 #hail #storm

    3:30 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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