Magazine Articles | Weather n Climate | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015 |

Hailstorm

Hailstorm is a severe weather phenomenon, which causes extensive damage to crops, property and livestock. Hail is solid precipitation made of balls or irregular lumps of ice, each of which is called a hailstone. Unlike graupel or snow-ice pellets that are smaller and translucent, hailstones consist mostly of water ice and measure between 5 mm and 15 cm in diameter. Any thunderstorm, which produces hail that reaches the ground, is termed a hailstorm. Hailstorm damage Hail can cause serious damage,...

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