My friend Bob’s new website is very good at picking out extreme weather. It’s the reason I got to see this:
That’s a weather observation from the Space Shuttle Launch Facility in Florida taken at 5:02 PM EST. It shows gusty winds, heavy rain and a thunderstorm with frequent lightning. It also shows “
Normally, that wouldn’t be such a big deal, except Shuttle Atlantis is on the pad (the photo on the left is from an earlier mission), ready for the next launch.
I have no idea whether the hail did any damage, but I would hope the post-storm examination will be thorough.
Life in Florida isn’t quite as simple as it seems.