Inside a Baseball-Sized Hailstorm | National Geographic





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Published on Jun 27, 2012

National Geographic explorer and storm researcher Tim Samaras set out to document tornadoes and lightning on a trip through Oklahoma. But a destructive hailstorm with some hailstones nearly softball-sized was a surprise highlight of this day in the field. Joining Samaras on this day were photographer Carl Young and National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter.
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Inside a Baseball-Sized Hailstorm | National Geographic

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Comments • 94

If you do, take helmets ...
Vince Russo
It was ice balling!! :jumping up and down excited while flailing my arms: ice balls he hehehe!
Joshua Felty
I heard on the radio a few days ago there were tornado's with grapefruit sized hail.  I am not sure where in  the U.S it was.
Candace Heartsfield
i was involved in a hail storm with hard rain, flooding, and wind about 75mph..i was hit on the head about 15x and welted head to toe, even took pix of my wounds...i had a concussion i prayed to keep me conscious so i could make it to shelter, i ran out to help a friend, he ran to safety n left me he had 0 injuries..if i had fallen unconscious i would've drowned..flooding was about 3ft high..im 5'2.. thought id share my near death experience
Shao Ming
hope the animals there were safe...
alright, he is smart
Sujan Kakumanu
Tim Samaras has done way more influential deeds then this. He successfully engineered a probe to deploy in a path of a tornado. He is trying to figure out how to calculate exactly where a tornado will form so there wont be anymore false alarm sirens. Not to mention, he never drives into a tornado like so stupid people out their. Although standing in a hail storm wasn't the best idea he has done his share of great things (even measured largest presssure drop in tornado (100 mb))
B Watson
wear hardhats next time guys 
The crew, after seeing the baseball sized hail, proceeded to collect specimens for use in the margarita machine.
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