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Milwaukee, WI - Hailstorm

Sep 06, 2010
On September 6, 2010 a severe thunderstorm produced quarter sized (1.00 inch in diameter) hail across Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. I was lucky to capture these photos of hail falling across West Milwaukee during the morning hours.

The storm was unique in it's appearance. As the storm rolled in, the cloud base was fairly high. High based storms in most instances are known as "elevated convection". They are usually known for producing hail. The storm produced moderate to heavy rain at the onset of it's arrival, but the rain diminished somewhat and hail began to fall ranging from penny to quarter size. The cool temperatures across the area helped the hail remain intact as it fell towards the ground.

Hail Shaft      Hail the size of quarters.      Hail

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