Did a Michigan Storm Produce Hail the Size of a Baseball or Golf Ball?
I came home from work yesterday and my wife asked me if I heard about hail that came down in the Ovid-Elsie area and I said no I didn't, why?
My wife, Lori, said that Ovid was hit with hailstones the size of a baseball a few days ago during a bad storm.
So I was thinking, can hail be the actual size of a baseball or the actual size of a golf ball? I would have to say both are true even though I've never witnessed hail the size of a baseball.
I just want to know more about hail. For example: How is hail formed?
According to google.com:
Hailstones are formed by layers of water attaching and freezing in a large cloud. A frozen droplet begins to fall from a cloud during a storm, but is pushed back up into the cloud by a strong updraft of wind. When the hailstone is lifted, it hits liquid water drop lets.
So now that we've learned how hail is formed, the best advice I can give you is make sure you park your car in the garage.
We don't necessarily see hail quite that often but when we do, those golf ball or baseball size hailstones can cause some serious damage to not only your car, but to your house as well.
It's true that hail the size of baseballs did hit the Ovid-Elsie area denting several cars and definitely breaking glass windshields.
When it comes to hail, it's a hit or miss situation. Be safe!
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