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Top-shaped Hailstones

Naturevolume 35page438 (1887) | Download Citation

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ON August 6, 1885, a hailstorm occurred in this neighbourhood, during which two waterspouts were seen. After one of these had burst, a fall of hailstones, almost exactly similar to those described by Mr. Middlemiss in your issue of March 3 (p. 413), commenced and lasted for some minutes. I do not remember to have noticed that there was a mass of clear ice at the base of the cone, but the banding was very distinct.

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    • T. SPENCER SMITHSON

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