Monday Storm Reports: Big Hail Day

All the ingredients were in place on Monday and all we needed was a trigger. Sultry sunshine added fuel to the fire with high dewpoints and lots of moisture. It was late afternoon when our lift came through, in the form of a cold front. Think of this as a squeegee across a wet windshield. It's a clean swipe behind it but it lifts ups everything ahead of it.

The storms popped up and drifted through armed with its best ammunition, which was hail. Its was that cooler air aloft and the strong lift of the muggy air that was the perfect storm to produce large and damaging hail. Severe weather warnings started to pop as the 1" (quarter sized) severe hail threshold was easily crossed.






Yes snow! This is how storm reports are recorded by some monitors when you have accumulating hail. check out the map below. Crazy huh? 

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