Sometimes when you chase a storm things can get really interesting..... Whack by DYSong Photography, on Flickr If that's not bad enough you call up the latest radar image on the laptop and find out the storm you're chasing looks like this and has some really nasty characteristics. Never mind the fact that it's tornadic or anything like that. The car is getting hit with golf ball size hail and it's getting worse.(You'll need to look at the original image on my Flickr page to read the storm details) TVS by DYSong Photography, on Flickr Backing up on a road in a hail storm is not advisable but neither is sitting there and getting mashed by hail this size...... Getting Worse by DYSong Photography, on Flickr Once the hail stopped I continued down the road and found stuff like this. I'm real happy I didn't decide to core punch to get to the tornado. Hail this size is the stuff of nightmares and will kill you and destroy a car in seconds. I measured hail stones that were over 4 inches in diameter. That's a grapefruit and I'm sure there were some softball sized stuff laying around as well..... Oh Hail! by DYSong Photography, on Flickr The best part is I didn't even have to punch the core to get where I wanted to be. Off in the distance about 4 miles away was a good sized wall cloud that was slowly rotating away. It didn't produce a tornado until about a half hour later but there was no real way to keep chasing the storm so I just watched for a while and enjoyed an awesome sunset and drive home. Wall Cloud over Hermann Mo by DYSong Photography, on Flickr It was a good chase.