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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 11:13:03 PM »
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 11:23:19 PM »
Can you imagine getting caught out in that?
Experienced a hail storm in Odessa Texas with baseball and grapefruit size hail when I was a kid. Broke out all our south facing windows and pummeled every vehicle not garaged breaking all windshields in the neighborhood. I remember how scared I was huddled in the hall, watching hail shooting across the living room floor.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 12:35:31 AM »
I remember how scared I was huddled in the hall, watching hail shooting across the living room floor.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 03:38:24 AM »
Light hail does not cause much damage but heavy hail can cause a serious damage to automobiles, skylights, glass-roofed structures and farmers' crops.The damage that hail cause to the roof often goes unnoticed until further structural damage is seen, such as leaks or cracks. It is also one of the most significant thunderstorm hazards to air crafts.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 06:44:07 AM »
Hi, what causes hail to be so big?
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 08:08:14 AM »
Cumulonimbus with very strong updrafts 110+ mph speed super cools liquid forming hailstones until they get so heavy they fall. The taller and stronger the updraft the bigger the hailstone gets. Super Cells that can also form tornadoes have the largest hailstones.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 08:12:35 AM »
Ah, thanks, that makes sense :)
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 08:25:04 AM »
Good look at a super cell this week in Nebraska.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 08:25:49 AM »
Wow......
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 10:28:26 AM »
The largest hail stone was in Vivan, SD over 7 inches. It looks like a lot of ice stuck together.

The updrafts to keep that in the air was well over 300 mph. It also caused a 1.5 mile wide tornado




https://www.weather.gov/abr/vivianhailst

also look up Missouri Valley Hail Damage to see what softball size hail can do to a car dealership.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 10:39:55 AM »
Largest I've seen here last 3 years are quarter size so going by the supplied chart 49 mph updraft. Historically however much larger hailstones have fallen here damaging parts of town just not over last 3 years.
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