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By Dan Carlson
Prairie Ponderings 

Just For The Hail of It

 

I was talking with someone about the weather recently on a day ending with “Y”, which means such conversation is a daily occurrence for me. The person noted I’d been in the weather business 42 years now. During that time I’ve seen many unusual things and had reached a point where I thought I’d seen everything. That changed on Sunday when the Cheyenne National Weather Service office put out a bulletin indicating there was a chance of “lime-size” hail.

People have struggled to describe the size of hailstones for thousands of years. There are 28 Bible verses that mention hail, an...



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