(photo courtesy of Triada Samaras)
(photos courtesy of Ron Mosher, Auburn Hills Public Golf Course, Wichita Kansas)
Are Brooklynites wusses when it comes to weather? After last month's tornado and Monday night's hail storm, a Carroll Gardens resident originally from Kansas , thinks so. To illustrate her point, she sent me the photos above of golf ball-sized hail, which pelted the Auburn Hills Public Golf Course in Witchita, Kansas on September 15, 2010.
"Dorothy From Kansas" writes:
"Brooklyners are such whiners. I would be embarrassed to show pictures of pea-sized hail as some big deal. Now this is a picture of grapefruit sized hail sent to me by my friend in Kansas. And Kansas tornados - in comparison to a Brooklyn tornado? Park Slope's tornado was just a big blow!"Granted, those hail stones, at 7.75 inches in diameter, were the largest ever recorded in Kansas, but they do put our little Brooklyn ice pellets to shame.
So, dear Reader, do you agree with Dorothy? Are Brooklynites whiners? Should we be ashamed to make such a big fuss over our borough's recent weather events? Would love to hear what you think.
To see a video of the September 15th storm over Kansas, click here.