If my memory is correct We have had 2 hailstorms in a couple of years. But before that the last one was 12 years ago.
After looking at other peoples pictures and that what I had was nothing. Hail wise mine were smaller then the average. I also got less. Some people had there entire yard completely full of it. 2 cars across the road that I kinda avoided filming ended up with no damage. I was out side looking for hail to take photos of and their owners they were like how did these end up with no damage?
Was a funnel cloud ~20miles away reported. Tornado's aren't common but aren't unheard of though. Kinda a reason why our Bureau of Meteorology put money into your vortex2 project.
But yeah the 15th we had a thunderstorm at 5.30am then 4pm the hailstorm.
I went look for a camera just to see what prices they are now. I couldn't really find anything I liked. Most forced the video into 1080p and only supported up to 16gig memory cards, used AA batteries etc. The camera I used to take the video takes 4 AA's these are 2450mAh each not sure what that means but are expensive ones. They went flat that same day. 2mins of video and a few pictures pc upload was enough for it to go flat. I want a rechargeable battery and maybe a spare. A hard drive and a option that isn't just 1080p.
Usually you don't have to record in 1080p, you should be able to choose what resolution you want to record in. Recording in a lower resolution will help to make the battery last longer too. If you are gonna get a camcorder, make sure you can record while you have it plugged in charging, cause that can be a useful feature. Also, 2450mAh is ok, but not sure how long it will last for a camcorder. The higher mAh the longer it will last. That's pretty much as far as I know. Hope that helps.