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Hail failing, Hail damage, Thunderstorm, Daily weather diary, Severe Weather, June Weather Events
Asset ID: 5464
|Title: Weather Diary 16 June 1882|
Concept: Frog in a hailstone - really!
Detail: There was quite a hailstorm in the Dubuque, IA area! Some of
the hard stones were unusually large, weighing close to 1.75 pounds and
measuring 17 inches in circumference. If verified, these would be among
the largest hailstones ever recorded. The quantity of hailstones was
also impressive, in one greenhouse alone breaking 2,387 panes of glass.
However, the most peculiar stone of all had a living frog imprisoned in
its center! Storms which have "ribits" mixed in with their rumbles of
thunder probably also have a nearby tornado which crosses a pond.
Various forms of marine life are swirled high into the clouds, where they
serve as hailstone "nuclei." They are then encapsulated within
hailstones which subsequently fall to the ground.