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.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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