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A future Colorado without hail

Globally speaking, thunderstorms are small, which makes their behaviour difficult to simulate with climate models. Now research that incorporates detailed storm dynamics indicates the near-elimination of hail in future simulations for Colorado.

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Figure 1: Hail-producing storm clouds.

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Walsh, K. A future Colorado without hail. Nature Clim Change 2, 78–79 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1396

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