TORRO LARGE HAIL / DAMAGING HAILSTORM QUESTIONNAIRE



        We understand that you may have observed a damaging hailstorm, or may have

seen damage caused by a hailstorm, and would be very grateful if you could provide

further information by completing and returning this form with details of the event.

This questionnaire should also be used if large hail fell but no damage occurred

because there was nothing to damage. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and

may be of considerable help to our research.

	The questions require answers in four forms; please reply on the underscore

lines __________, in the spaces provided, delete or circle [YES/NO] as appropriate

or tick the check-boxes [ ] accordingly.



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LOCATION

1.	Nation ____________________

	County (province, or equivalent) ____________________

	City/suburb/estate, or nearest town/village to start and end of track

	________________________________________

	Grid reference (if applicable and known) ____________________



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DATE, TIME & DURATION

2.	Date of event:

		year __________  month __________  day __________  unknown [ ]

	If any part of the date is unknown, please specify the season or any other

	information which might help to give an indication as to when the event

	occurred ________________________________________



3a.	Time of day at which the first hail associated with the storm started

		falling: __________  [AM/PM]  unknown [ ]



3b.	Is the time standard used:

		GMT/UTC [ ]  BST [ ]

		another time standard [ ] (please state if known __________)

		unknown time standard [ ]



3c.	Is the time known:

		accurately [ ]  or approximately [ ] ?



4.	What was the duration of the hailfall at your location? __________

		unknown [ ]



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WEATHER

5a.	Was there any thunder? [YES/NO]

5b.		If yes, was it infrequent [ ]  occasional [ ]  frequent [ ]

		intense [ ]

6a.	Was lightning seen (directly or indirectly)? [YES/NO]

6b.		If yes, was it mainly cloud-cloud [ ]  cloud-ground [ ]

		about equal [ ]  unknown [ ]



7a.	What was the average stone diameter? __________ unknown [ ]

7b.	What was the maximum stone diameter? __________ unknown [ ]

7c.	Were the stone shapes

		spherical [ ]  conical [ ]  other [ ] (please describe) __________

		unknown [ ]

7d.	Was the colour of stones

		clear [ ]  misty [ ]  white [ ]  other [ ] (please state) __________

		unknown [ ] ?

7e. 	What was the duration of fall? __________  unknown [ ]



8.	Please give a short description of weather just before, during and just

	after the event.











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INJURIES / DEATHS & DAMAGE

9.	Are you aware of any deaths or injuries to humans or animals? [YES/NO]

	If yes, please give short descriptions of injuries and how they were

	sustained, if known.











10.	Was any damage caused by the wind, hail and/or lightning? [YES/NO]

		Please give a description of damage caused by (where applicable) the 

		wind, hail and/or lightning.















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FOOTAGE

11a.	Are you aware of any photographs taken and/or video filmed of the falling

	hail and/or the fallen hail? [YES/NO]

11b.	Are you aware of any photographs taken and/or video filmed of the damage

	caused? [YES/NO]

11c.	If photographs and/or video have been filmed by someone else, please give

	names and addresses where known:











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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

12.	What was the direction of travel of the associated storm? (for example,

	from SSW to NNE) __________  unknown [ ]



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OTHER LOCALITIES AFFECTED

13.	Did any other localities incur damage (of any type) and/or report the

	hailfall at about the same time? [YES/NO]

        If yes, please state where and give details of damage caused. An

        annotated sketch-map is often useful in clarifying information.



















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OTHER EVENTS ELSEWHERE

14.	Previous to (or more recently than) the described event, do you know of any

	definite, probable or possible occurrence of a tornado, waterspout, funnel

	cloud, other type of whirlwind, damaging hailstorm or ball lightning, in the

	UK or anywhere in Europe, details of which you have not already submitted to

	TORRO? [YES/NO]

		If yes, please give further details on a separate questionnaire for 

		each individual event. Other questionnaires are available for large 

		/ damaging hail and ball lightning reports.



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USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED

	If this event is of interest to us, summaries of the information that you

	provide is likely to appear in the annual damaging hail summary, in the

	database and on the internet; possibly elsewhere, such as in

	scientific/research journals. Use of contributed material is always

	credited where possible, unless TORRO is asked otherwise. Therefore,

15.	may we publish your name in connection with the report? [YES/NO]



16.	If you have provided, or are willing to provide, photographs and/or video

	footage of the hail and/or damage, please tick the boxes to indicate where

	we may use copies:

		lectures & talks [ ]  conference displays [ ]  the internet [ ]

		popular publications [ ]  scientific & research publications [ ]

		television broadcast [ ]



17.	Any profits acquired by TORRO are ploughed back into the organisation to

	further research, to fund lectures and talks, etc.; no personal profit is

	ever made. Therefore, may we use photographs and/or video footage provided

	for use in the above-indicated area(s) for:

		non-profit purposes only [ ]

		or profit purposes, where possible [ ] ?



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YOURSELF & CONTACT DETAILS



Please give your:



Name: ____________________  Title, degrees: _______________

Profession: ____________________



Signature: ____________________  Date: _______________



Full postal address:

______________________________________________________________________

County _______________  Nation _______________  Post Code _______________



Your telephone number: _________________________

Your E-mail address: __________________________



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A.	Please write a brief description of the event.





















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UNLESS REQUESTED OTHERWISE, PLEASE RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO:

Jonathan D Webb
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation
PO Box 84 
Oxford
Oxfordshire
GREAT BRITAIN
OX1 4NP

OR EMAIL TO:

jonathan.webb@torro.org.uk


.... thank you for your time.



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