Calgary hailstones shrunk by cloud seeding planes
The Monday storm that pounded Calgary with hail the size of golf balls would have been even more severe if cloud seeding planes hadn't been in the sky earlier in the day, says an official with the company that flies the aircraft.
Just before the hail hit the city, Weather Modification Inc. had two airplanes in the air, seeding the clouds with shots of silver iodide, which shrinks the ice stones, said Tom Walton, the company's field program manager.
So, is this the media's way of softening us up? Little addmissions, little leaks to gauge our reactions? Well, judging by the comments on the CBC site there are alot of folks out there who DO look up and DON'T like what they see.