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Large Hail Pummels Portions of North Georgia
February 21, 2005
Photos of unusually large hail that fell across portions of North Georgia on Monday, February 21, 2005. Some locations reported hail over 2.5 inches in diameter. According to a climatological study, Georgia rarely sees hail much larger than the largest of the stones seen below. (Only 2 percent of the hail events involve hail sizes larger than 2.75 inches.)

These images were taken across the northern and northeastern portion of the greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. According to news reports, damage to cars and other property totalled in the millions of dollars.

 


Examples of Hail in Canton/Cherokee County, Georgia ( click images to enlarge )
photos courtesy meteorologist Ken Cook - FOX 5 TV in Atlanta
[ hailstones measured as large as two inches in diameter ] [ hailstones compared to the size of a quarter ] [ hailstones compared to the size of the human hand ]
[ a variety of hail sizes seen in this yard ] [ hailstone measured at 2.68 inches in diameter ] [ hailstones in hand ]

Examples of Hail in Loganville/Walton County, Georgia & Buford/Gwinnett County
( click images to enlarge )
photos courtesy Dianne Smith & Dennis Crawford
[ 3/4 inch hail in Loganville yard ] [ Loganville hailstone measured by ruler ]
[ dime-size hail in Buford ]

Examples of Hail in Cartersville/Bartow County, Georgia & Kennesaw/Cobb County
( click images to enlarge )
photos courtesy meteorologist Ken Cook - FOX 5 TV in Atlanta
[ hail covers ground & porch in Cartersville ] [ hail of various sizes on ground in Kennesaw ]

 

 

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