Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Crazy Hail Storm Videos

Hail Storms are one of nature's hypocrisies, ice falling from the sky in the summer time!  When it comes down to it, it all has to do with cold air higher in the atmosphere and updrafts.  Learn more from this article i wrote at Hubpages called: Hail or Sleet? There is a Difference! Depending on the amount of moisture and updraft hail can form to various sizes.  Below are a few of the extremes we have seen with hail in the past few years.  The first video is out of New Jersey and no it is not a snowstorm!  This was a summer afternoon where the hail fell so much that it accumulated to almost a foot, just like snow.  Also notice in the video all the fog hanging around the ice, this is sublimation live!  If you don't remember what sublimation is, it is when a chemical like water (H20) changes it's state by skipping over one whole process, in this case it goes from ice to air, instead of ice, melting to water and then evaporating into the air.  The next two videos are extremely sized hail out of Oklahoma and Georgia.