• Usually formed in strong storms by accretion of super-cooled water onto graupel, or other frozen particles

  • How does hail form?

  • On June 23 and 25, 2003, the Hastings National Weather Service Office conducted  damage surveys documenting the size of the hail and  damage in the city of Aurora, NE. The largest stone found on June 23, 2003 is shown here which measured 6.5 inches in diameter, 17 3/8 inches in circumference and a certified weight of 1.33 pounds. Larger hailstones were reported and verified on June 25, 2003 with this hailstone measuring 7.0 inches in diameter and a 18 3/4 inch circumference shown here. Many very large impact craters were noted in some yards, with the largest measuring 12 inches wide and 3 inches deep.

  • Weather Symbols for different precip types