Argentina hail storm

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Published Sunday, December 2, 2018

Incredible hail storms bombarded Argentine cities Formosa and La Cruz. The first unleashed massive hail stones, the size of softballs, the second dispensed hail practically to the height of grown adults in a mere quarter hour.

On Oct. 25, humongous hail - up to 9 centimeters in diameter hammered the city of Formosa, about 1200 kilometers north of Buenos Aires, on the border with Paraguay.

The next day, a furious onslaught of hail poured down on La Cruz, a town on the southern outskirts of Córdoba, which is about 700 kilometers west-northwest of Buenos Aires, in north-central Argentina.
The hail started around 4.30 in the afternoon in Cordoba, Argentina. At first, it was “tiny and fun,” but then it changed. Hailstones larger than tennis balls began to fall from the sky, eventually growing to mammoth size.

La Nacion, an Argentine news outlet, reported that the hail piled up to nearly five feet — all in the course of 15 minutes.
Source: DORRIS

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Argentina hail storm Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 20 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Met
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

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