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Hial Size Info

Hail Sizes

The following list can be used to estimate hail size.
(Any thunderstorm producing 1 inch diameter hail or larger will be considered a severe thunderstorm.)

Pea 1/4 of an inch
Marble 1/2 of an inch
Dime 3/4 of an inch
Nickel 7/8 of an inch
Quarter 1 inch
Half-dollar 1 1/4 inch
Ping-pong ball 1 1/2 inch
Golf ball 1 3/4 inch
Tennis ball 2 1/2 inches

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