4 Hail In the Middle of the Summer

Hail In the Middle of the Summer

Posted on July 17, 2012 by team

Right in the middle of this hot summer it started hailing heavily in Yekaterinburg. Green grass got covered with pieces of ice.


And some aftermath

Location: Yekaterinburg

via wtgm and nucl0id

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4 Responses to “Hail In the Middle of the Summer”

  1. Maddcowe says:

    Great photos! I’ve never seen hailstones that big. Russia has had some crazy weather lately, my heart goes out to the flood victims in the Krasnodar region.

  2. (r)evolutionist says:

    Hail is predominately a summertime phenomenon because it takes a storm cloud of at least 40,000 ft. high for hail to form and the only way for a cloud to reach that height is for the atmosphere to have enough heat energy to build one that high. But Kansans wouldn’t be impressed by these hailstones.

  3. Dr. Dot says:

    So would people in the US South, (R)ev. While I’ve seen larger hailstones, it’s rare to see that kind of coverage. And that windstorm that followed had ‘microburst’ written all over it (and the downed trees and flying debris tends to back that up). I’m glad the guy on the video was OK. That situation can lead to a large brown stain factor, and can easily lead to injuries or worse in the wrong conditions…

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