posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:34 PM
yeah im here in central texas (that oughta be vague enough
) and yesterday or the day before a friend only a hundred miles north or so said it
randomly started hailing, while it was 90 degrees and sunny where i was. not impossible, just really weird.
i bet the fires have something to do with this. fire creates strange wind, and hail is caused by updrafts. basically droplets of water hit
windstreams that take them high enough to freeze. this process continues or repeats until the hailstone is heavier than the wind can lift. so it
makes sense that a hailstone would have a basically even density, like a snowball consistently gathering mass in a cartoon.
what you would need for crystals to form would be
i dont know, either maybe flash freezing super humid sections of air or random
density variations that caused certain parts of a spherical piece of ice to melt in an uneven way, leaving a crystalline looking form behind.