Deep Hail: Tracking an Elusive Phenomenon

  title={Deep Hail: Tracking an Elusive Phenomenon},
  author={Thomas W. Schlatter and Nolan J. Doesken},
  pages={35 - 41}
Weatherwise’s “Weather Queries” column is sometimes presented with questions that require more space than can be devoted to them in the regular column to answer them fully. Recently, David Nolan of Mills Lake, Wisconsin, asked one such question—about deep hail. He queried: “What is the deepest hail accumulation over a one-square-mile area ever recorded in the United States, not drifted by wind or washed into piles?” Surprisingly, as posed, this question is unanswerable because there are no data… 
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