Adventures in Chron headline writing (cont'd)

Matt Bramanti's keen eye spots a Chron headline that doesn't quite match the accompanying story.

Here's the headline:

Storm dumps 'softball-sized hail' at Decatur Airport

And here's the story (with the relevant part in bold):

What meteorologists call a supercell thunderstorm passed across North Texas, damaging homes with hail the size of softball.

In Wise County, emergency dispatchers received two reports of damaged homes early this morning. A Wise County emergency dispatcher said one home had windows shattered because of hail and the other had its windows blow in by straight-line winds.

The dispatcher said there was hail the size of baseballs out at Decatur Airport and softball-sized hail at the sheriff's department.

We sometimes wonder if Chron headline writers are reading the same stories.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 04/05/08 02:31 PM | Print |

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