Water And Ice Suspended In Clouds Protractedly

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Water And Ice Suspended In Clouds Protractedly
« on: 11/02/2005 19:12:32 »
It amazes me that hail and water is suspended in clouds for so long. It mystifies me that it does not immediately fall. What a lovely idea if one could sit in a boat in the clouds. What holds it all up? The water form blocks often bigger than golf balls!

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Re: Water And Ice Suspended In Clouds Protractedly
« Reply #1 on: 11/02/2005 19:21:36 »
Bren...check it out  http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/elements/hailform.htm

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Re: Water And Ice Suspended In Clouds Protractedly
« Reply #2 on: 14/02/2005 17:32:04 »
Nice link, Neil. The Landsat picture shows the aftermath of a hailstorm that produced grapefruit-sized hail. It devastated the area, including the Landsat groundstation. Car roofs were dented, windshields broken, windows smashed, and the hail went through the 10 meter antennas.
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