Saturday, April 9, 2011

What a day! Hailstorm in Nagpur

Akshay Deoras
Severe Weather Forecaster

No words to explain what it takes to see hailstorm infront of eyes!

As forecasted since last few days, A strong Convection triggered today in Nagpur and vicinity when strong thermodynamic conditions came together.

This was a facebook update we made this morning considering the available convective potentials

""Widespread convection expected today on Day 3 in Central India with Thunderstorms likely developing in 200km radius of Nagpur

Isolated severe storms possible in 100km radius of Nagpur with some excellent thermodynamic conditions at place.
LI= -3,K=34,TT- 53 and sufficient moisture ""


The Thunderstorm matured very rapidly. In about 2hrs the cloud tops reached a height of 10km !
The downdraft of thunderstorm brought hails MEASURED AS 1CM IN DIAMETER I.E 0.93" IN SIZE AT 1525HRS IST!

Heavy rains also were reported at many areas in Nagpur

We took a video of the scenario which can be seen here

First image and second image- Sent by METD WEATHER fan Shalwak Dangore from Shankar Nagar,Nagpur

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