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NATURAL DISASTERS: Hailstorms

How is Hail Formed?

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Hail Storms

Hail is formed when drops of water freeze together in the cold upper regions of thunderstorm clouds. These chunks of ice are called hailstones. Most hailstones measure between 5 millimeters and 15 centimeters in diameter, and can be round or jagged.

Source: National Geographic, 2014.

 

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