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Picture of tennis ball size hail.

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Wow!!!!


That is some big hail......'heads up'!
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Wow theyre big

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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It should now I messed it up the first time. Hope it's fixed!!!



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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I see a Wilson tennisball and 3 big arse icy balls!
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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They are getting hammered hard right now. The weather channel just stated that a pizza delivery guy was struck by tennis ball-sized hail and has sustained injuries.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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But what about the pizza?



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
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But what about the pizza?


LOL^

They look pretty hefty-Anybody know how they form in the clouds or how long that takes? Seems crazy that something that large can just hang in cloud until...when? They get too heavy? We had a mad hail storm here in Oregon the other day but they were just little guys compared to that.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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Probably dropped on the ground and pummeled to mush by the hail stones! As long as he got it there in 30 minutes or less, he did his job.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by snewpers
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I see a Wilson tennisball and 3 big arse icy balls!
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Imagine if they played Wimbledon using 'big arse icy balls' and they had to call the match due to a deluge of Wilson tennis balls.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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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 storm.

Eventually they do drop, but the strength of rotation within the cloud determines when.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Wow thanks man. Very concise explanation. Makes perfect sense.


Now please excuse me while I go google 'mesocyclone'.



Imagine getting clocked by one of those from 50,000 ft? Holy Mackerel! Hope pizza guy is ok.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Mesocyclone is a cloud with rotation, a "vortex of air within a storm". Got to have the rotation to have the tornado, which is the vortex coming down out of the cloud and running along the ground.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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wow..

take cover..

*insert everything is bigger in Texas joke here.




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