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Gigantic, near record-size hailstone pounds northern Maryland

Gigantic, near record-size hailstone pounds northern Maryland

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As a violent thunderstorm tore through northern Maryland Tuesday evening, it unloaded massive hail – large enough to rank among the biggest in Maryland state weather records.

Nicka Pohl shared with Capital Weather Gang the photo of a softball-size, spiked hailstone measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter, which fell near Timonium. Hail larger than golf balls fell throughout the Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, and Timonium areas in northern Baltimore County.

The hail dented cars all over the area and smashed back windows, Pohl said.

Christopher Strong, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service forecast office serving Washington and Baltimore area, said Maryland records show there have been only two instances of hail larger than the 4-inch stone Pohl collected.  Hail measuring 4.5 inches in diameter was observed in LaPlata in 2002 when a large, violent F4 tornado swept through the area.  And a stone measuring 4.5 inches was reported in Baltimore in 1970.

The thunderstorms that produced the hail formed thanks to a very unstable air mass and strong wind shear (increase in winds with altitude) ahead of a cold front approaching from the northwest.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/06/24/gigantic-near-record-size-hailstone-pounds-northern-maryland/

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Evangelist Dina Amelia Kalmeta is the Founder and CEO of Your New Life in Christ Ministries - CWW7NEWS. Evangelist Dina reports on world events as they pertain to Bible Prophecy. Before Your New Life in Christ Ministries, Evangelist Dina served as a Leader for INCHRIST NETWORK leading teams online and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her mission today is to bring hard evidence that what is taking place in the world isn't just coincidence, but indeed proof that the last days the Bible warned us about are upon us right now.
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