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Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change

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US quarter with .75 (golfball) inch size hail stones from severe thunderstorm near Coolidge Arizona Credit: A. T. Willett / Alamy Stock Photo

Damaging large hail “events” may become more common across the central and central-western parts of North America, concludes a new study published in Nature Climate Change

June 27, 2017 — The paper also finds that a warming climate will reduce the number of small hailstorms, as more hail melts prior to hitting the surface. However, the vast majority of hail damage comes from much rarer storms that feature large hailstones. Continue reading Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change