posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by JimmyJagov
Hail starts as little rain drops in a mesocyclone situation. They get sucked up high into the super cell cloud, sometimes 50,000 ft up, and as they
do, they turn to ice. In a bad mesocyclone cloud with much rotation, the tiny drops keep getting sucked up, and then dropping, over and over, until
they are coated with so much ice they become huge. The size of the hail is directly correlated to the severe rotation and the severity of the
Eventually they do drop, but the strength of rotation within the cloud determines when.
edit on 3-4-2012 by FissionSurplus because: (no reason