Daily Archives: July 1st, 2012

What makes hail?

Hailstones are chunks of ice that form when layers of ice and snow freeze around frozen raindrops in a thunderstorm. During a summer thunderstorm you may hear chunks of ice, called hail, hit your windows. Hailstones begin as raindrops in a thundercloud.  As the raindrops fall through the cloud, they are tossed about by strong …

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