Yesterday's Wheat Harvest and Hail Threat

Hail is the mortal enemy of ripe wheat.  As we were driving toward Hanston to intercept the storm that would ultimately produce two funnel clouds and two tornadoes, I shot this photo of a field being harvested ahead of the storm (the storm is to my back).

When people talk about the "green sky" associated with tornadoes, they are really talking about the presence of hail. This was one of the greenest skies I've ever seen.

Hail and high winds were widespread across Kansas yesterday. The extent to which the wheat that remained in the fields has been damaged is unknown.


Popular posts from this blog

[1:10am Update] Tornado Forecast for Rest of the Night

First Tornado Watch of the Day Issued

Hilary's Forecast Path Shifts West; Updated 9:20am PDT