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Published: 2008-10-14 08:22:03
Updated: 2008-10-14 08:22:03
Posted October 14, 2008 8:22 a.m. EDT
By Tim Wright
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Tim, Sorry to hear about your car, but it sounds like you wintnessed quite the hail event, as baseball sized hail and larger is a rarity in our area. Your observation about the largest hail being composed of smaller components is a common feature of especially large hailstones. When hail is formed by the merging and agglomeration of multiple smaller stones, it is called an "aggregate," and this is usually the form of the record-setting stones. Luckily, this means that these huge stones are less dense than they would be if they were formed with a lot of the smooth, concentric "clear ice" layers sometimes seen in smaller hail stones. Even so, they are representative of violent processes within thunderstorm cells intense enough to produce them, since updraft velocities required to suspend the hailstones while they form are on the order of 50 mph and up for golf ball sized hail, 80 mph or better for baseball sized stones, and 100-120 mph for softball to grapefruit sized hail.