Gabriella Medina sound / 23.09.2022 22:16:50 In the middle of summer and with the thermometer reaching 41
sound / 23.09.2022 22:16:50
The State Civil Protection Coordination reported that the unusual phenomenon occurred in the north and northwest of the city, and urged citizens to take precautions against the risk.
The ice balls hit neighborhoods such as Pueblitos, Villas del Real, Sahuaro, Puerta Real and the entire sector near Progreso Boulevard, where citizens reported dented cars and damage to roof tiles and patios.
According to data from the National Water Commission (Conagua), this September 23, the minimum temperature recorded at dawn in the north of Hermosillo was 26 degrees, and in the afternoon the Meteorological Observatory recorded a maximum of 41 centigrade.
Why is hail formed?
Hail forms when raindrops are carried up in a thunderstorm. Updrafts carry them to parts of the atmosphere where the air is cold enough to freeze the droplets. pic.twitter.com/6K5KnGxSR4
– Sonora Civil Protection (@cepsonora) September 24, 2022
For this reason, after the intense heat, the citizens were surprised by the “ice rain” and shared photos and videos of the hail on social networks, comparing them with their hands, with coins or with some other object to demonstrate their large size.
In one of the videos, a group of minors who played soccer in a field and had to take shelter in the stands to avoid being hit by the hail can be seen.