20 August 2011

Bigger Than Golf Balls - Hail Storm Near Cold Lake Alberta


Last Sunday, which would have been August 14,  I am told a nasty hail storm went through the Cold Lake area.  The hail stones were huge, larger than golf balls.  One of my husband's customers collected a few and froze them so he could show everyone.  He said they melted a bit before he got to them so they were actually larger than this as they came down.

An interesting cross-section of one of the hail stones.  Look at the rings.  I wonder just how windy it was up there in the clouds before they actually got so heavy that gravity played a role on their release.


I'd hate to have been outside during that storm!  There was no mention of significant damage.  Can  you imagine?


5 comments:

Byddi - We didn't come here for the grass... said...

OMG those hailstones are terrifyingly awesome. Would want to be clocked with one of those. The con-centric rings are cool.

Sheila said...

No - is all I could think when I saw your picture on my sidebar! that must have been a terrible storm. nice weather today and better tomorrow!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

These are amazing, what strange weather the world seems to be experiencing this year. We are having an extreme heatwave at present with temperatures due to hit 40C in Roma over the next few days. Thankyou for calling by News From Italy and leaving a comment it was much appreciated and I hope to see you there again. I will be following your blog as you post about things of interest to me. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh...those can do serious damage...

EG Wow said...

Those hail stones are HUGE! No, I cannot imagine there was no significant damage. AMAZING!

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