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Hail Sizes and Photographs


HAIL DIAMETER SIZE
DESCRIPTION 
1/4"
 Pea Size 
1/2"
Small Marble Size 
3/4"
 Penny or Large Marble Size 
7/8"
 Nickel Size 
1" (Severe Criteria)
Quarter Size 
1 1/4" 
Half Dollar Size 
1 1/2" 
Walnut or Ping Pong Ball Size 
1 3/4"
Golf Ball Size
2"
Hen Egg Size 
2 1/2"
Tennis Ball Size 
2 3/4" 
Baseball Size 
3"
Teacup Size 
4"
Grapefruit Size 
4 1/2"
Softball Size 
Photographs of hail at http://www.chaseday.com/hail.htm
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