The 2.5-inch chunk of ice tied with July 21, 2004, hailstone found in Blue Ridge for the distinction of second-largest recorded in Georgia, the NWS said on Twitter. The largest on record was a 2.75-inch chunk that fell in Austell on July 14, 1998, according to the weather agency.
Weekend storms left hail and damage across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Large hailstones like the one found in Dacula are less common in the summer because of warm air, said WSB Radio meteorologist Kirk Mellish.
Large hail stones become more rare deeper into summer because as the air aloft warms it raises the freezing level, most of the larger hail (but not all) was conglomerates of smaller stones stuck together https://t.co/lVDNrIVFgf
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Gwinnett County Public School's Book Mobile and One 2 One Educational Support bring books and food to children at the Centre at Peachtree Corners apartments on Friday, July 20. Jenna Eason / Jenna.Eason@coxinc.com
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