2 feet of hail in NM?
That news story brings back memories of a storm that I encountered in Western Kansas in 1987. A brief but bountiful hail storm dropped between 6 and 8 inches of hail in less than 20 minutes. This was before I owned my Airstream and I was out running errands when I encountered the storm. My car was an 8-month old Mustang convertible . . . the deep maroon paint was removed by the hail (down to the gray primer) . . . the hail wasn't particularly well-formed so it didn't dent the metal. Before I was able to travel the 24 miles to my home, the same storm spawned a tornado that skipped across the road about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile behind my car . . . that pulled the rear half of the top off to flap in the breeze. I had some explaining to do the next day when I contacted my insurance agent.
P.S.: I followed a snow plow for about 3 miles through the hail storm.
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)