Video: Hail to Duluth

One of these days it would be fun to come up with other ways of measuring hail. Traditionally, it’s described as pea-sized (just heard the TV anchor warn Belle Plaine the peas are heading your way, by the way) , nickel-sized, golf-ball-sized or baseball-sized hail. We have a thing for food, money and sports in our weather science.

Anyway, they got hail in Duluth last evening. From the looks of things, it was the size of snickerdoodles.

Related: How to Measure Hail: Torro Hailstorm Intensity Scale.

  • Jack Ungerleider

    If the hail were described as 5mm, 15mm, or 25mm hail would that make more sense to you than pea, penny or quarter size? Probably not. (For those who prefer US units that 1/5 inch, 3/5 inch and 1 inch approximately.)

  • Veronica

    When I was 8 or 9 (I think 8), we got hail like that when we were living in central MN. My mom had us go out to scoop up a couple of buckets full of hail, and we used it to make ice cream.

    Ah, memories.