|Raindrops lose round shape with increasing size. |
Dotted lines are circles; solid lines are actual shapes.
|Hailstones (internet download). In a severe hailstorm the ground|
can become covered inches deep. Click on photos to enlarge.
In the book Isaac's Storm the author retells an observation of a Texas hailstorm with unusual consequences. Heavy rain and large amounts of hail combined into an ice laden flash flood. Fifty miles downstream the ice had melted but the fast-rising river was icy cold. Water spread across the river's flood plain, carrying cold-stunned fish with it. People were able to walk out into the shallows and pick up the cold fish.