How Does Hail Develop?

Posted: May 8, 2019, 12:53 pm by jslezak

When a thunderstorm rumbles through your area, a myriad of associated hazards are on the table. Depending on the atmospheric ingredients in place at the time, strong storms can bring damaging winds, torrential rain, and in particular instances, tornadoes and large hail. While a significant majority of hail is often the size of pea to penny size, or ¼” to ¾”, more robust storms can produce much larger hailstones. The largest that has been recorded in the United States, occurred back on July 23rd of 2010.

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