Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Where has spring gone?

In the southeastern part of the United States, iReporters have been battling heavy winds, cold rain, severe thunderstorms, and chunks of hail. Wait, didn’t the groundhog predict an early spring?


For those wondering where the fields of blooming flowers and rays of sunshine have gone, you are not alone. Severe weather iReports have steadily trickled in for a few days now, with many wondering: What’s going on?


John Hauptman was enjoying the 80-degree weather of Tybee Island, just a few miles away from Savannah, Georgia, on Sunday. But the mild-mannered weather shifted drastically to a torrential downpour, causing Hauptman and others to seek shelter under a tin roof.


“At first what seemed like a few large drops bouncing off the tables and chairs was quickly confirmed to be quarter-sized hail pelting the tin roof above and everything else in sight!" he said. "The sound was equivalent to sticking your head in a steel drum."


That same day in Americus, Georgia, Harriett Williams went onto her carport to check out a storm when hail starting falling from the sky. “A thunderstorm had just blown up, and the wind was wild!” she said.


Maher Salem of Gretna, Louisiana, was working at a used-car dealership on Tuesday night when a storm rolled through and destroyed the car dealership canopy. When the canopy fell down, it narrowly missed the cars on the lot. Not one car was damaged, he said.


“Yesterday, they were giving us tornado watch warnings at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., we had a lot of rain coming through with some decent wind. Then all of a sudden, it switched from rain to hail, golf-ball-sized hail,” he said Wednesday.


Huge chunks of ice also rained down on Melissa Johnson's home in Dothan, Alabama, in a sudden storm on Monday. “Hail splashed into the pool, creating meteorite-size splashes,” Johnson said.


But Johnson wasn’t surprised by the ferocious weather. “What is the saying, ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb?’”


April is just around the corner, but it seems like this month of March may still have some lion teeth to show.


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--Jareen Imam

March 30, 2011
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March 31, 2011
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Shotzbot, has been banned from commenting on CNN......No reason given just one small voice for freedom and liberty denied their rights of free speech by CNN.


March 31, 2011
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omg its global warming!


or maybe its just dynamic weather, something thats been happening since the beginning of time.

March 31, 2011
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March 31, 2011
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Al Gore stole It!!

March 31, 2011
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Why is this "story" even here? It's just people complaining about their weather. It's early spring which means the weather is transitioning. Like kitlope said, been happening since the beginning of time.

March 31, 2011
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I am sure there were gloomier springs on earth before the polluting car engine was invented.

March 31, 2011
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Spring is scared of this blog.

March 31, 2011
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Spring just started, please tell me in the last 15 years when in the North East it was nice before Mothers Day? Never, so please enough with Where has spring gone, oh no its cold and all that, unless you live in South FL or Central America, its cold from 11/1 - 5/10 (Roughly).


I live in So Cal and you want to know a secret?  Its cold here too!

March 31, 2011
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iReports are not news.  Stop putting them on the front page CNN!!!

March 31, 2011
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chessnutz:Im glad Im not the only one banned from commenting on CNN


I think it was for my gratuitous use of the F-word.



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