During Monday’s severe weather pea-size hail fell over parts of metro Atlanta.
In some places, so much hail fell it looked like snow. An 11Alive Community StormTracker sent pictures from Eatonton, Ga. showing her backyard covered in the hail stones.
People often mistake hail as being a winter time phenomenon, but it’s a warm weather event. Hail is common in the summer and spring time, when it is warm outside.
Even though it was plentiful, the hail in Eatonton wasn’t considered severe. Hail is considered severe when it is quarter size or larger. There was only one report of quarter sized hail and that was up in the mountains of Georgia.
The amount of hail just depends on atmospheric conditions. The amount of stones that drop can vary over different places at different times.
After several thunderstorms moved through, many community StormTrackers reported seeing rainbows.