How Does Hail Form?


Hail are balls of ice that fall from the sky during storms. Hailstones can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Depending on the size of the hail, you may need some serious hail damage repair on your vehicle. In this video, you will learn more about hail.

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Hail is formed due to several key factors. First, the water droplets are super cold high up in the atmosphere. However, they don’t turn to ice due to having nothing to freeze to. Next, a strong updraft is required. This updraft blows ice pellets high up into the cloud. These ice pellets provide a surface for the cold water to bind to. This causes a hailstone to form. The stronger the updraft, the larger a hailstone that can form. One the hailstone becomes to large for the updraft to carry, it falls to the ground as hail. This hail can range in size from small little pebbles to massive baseballs. The largest hailstone ever recorded was a whopping 20 centimeters! The larger hailstones can be extremely dangerous. They can break bones and your cars windshield.