IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 09 March 2006

More hail than snow

Posted: 09 Mar 2006 07:23 AM

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Erik Wik of Lineville, IA got these on Wednesday
Wednesday afternoon turned out to be a mini severe weather outbreak over Southern Iowa as a lower atmosphere warm front lifted into the state collided with cold to the north. The result was a series of strong updrafts supporting hail development and the hail fell covering the ground like snow in some locations. The featured picture shows some of the hail stones. The funny shape stone was formed by a wet bigger hail stone freezing smaller hail stones while in the cloud. There will be more chances for hail this weekend.

Good = 22
Bad = 7