Grapefruit-Sized Hail Nearly Breaks State Record in Baltimore County

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via Nicka Pohl/Capital Weather Gang
via Nicka Pohl/Capital Weather Gang

Tuesday night’s demonic thunderstorm led to a full workday’s supply of pretty sky photos on Instagram. But before the mammatus clouds produced an incandescent sunset, the sky rained giant hail.

According to the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, a “hailstone” measuring about 4 in. in diameter was recorded near Timonium. According to the National Weather Service, the grapefruit-sized hail is the third-largest on record in Maryland.

Meterologist Justin Berk relays that Baltimore County saw the worst of the storm. Both Cockeysville and Timonium saw golfball and baseball-sized hail, which is big enough to smash windows, and apparently make a lawn look like winter is back.

 



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