Meteorologists Puzzled By "Basketball-Sized" Hail

Meteorologists Puzzled By "Basketball-Sized" Hail


Meteorologists Puzzled By "Basketball-Sized" Hail


A large hail stone went through the roof of a home near Elk Mound, Wis. on Tuesday, May 25,...

We’ve seen feet of hail bury a town in Mexico, but experts are puzzled by a basketball-sized chunk of ice that smashed through the roof of a Wisconsin home.

A local meteorologist doesn’t believe the ice chunk was a hailstone because they typically form in circles and do not reach the size of chunk of ice in question.

“WEAU-TV meteorologist Darren Maier said that the ice chunk was not a hailstone, because hailstones form in circles and are lifted aloft in the atmosphere as they grow. Maier added that hailstones also don’t get as big as the chunk of ice that struck the house near Elk Mound, which is located just northwest of Eau Claire, Wis., or about an hour and a half east of the Twin Cities. There also were no severe thunderstorm warnings issued by the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities Tuesday morning for Eau Claire Co. There were some thunderstorms that did not meet severe weather criteria that occurred across western Wisconsin Tuesday.”

Here are my theories:

  1. The ice chunk fell off a plane passing overhead.
  2. Aliens are somehow involved. It’s 2022, baby.
  3. Some yahoo in Minneapolis was testing their ‘ice chunk artillery cannon’ and accidentally shot it too far.

Can some nerdy mathematician tell me the odds of a basketball-sized ice chunk smashing into your bedroom?

I might need to change my home insurance plan…

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