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The science behind hail on Southern California beaches
The science behind hail on Southern California beaches

So what is the science behind the hail that fell Monday on some Southern California beaches? Pea-sized hail coated miles of sand in Huntington Beach just before 11 a.m. as thunderstorms lingered for about 30 minutes. Hail nearly an inch deep blanketed the beach town, sparking a flurry of interest on social media as beachgoers snapped photos in the hail and surfers scaled patches of ice off their surfboards. The unusual event — which extended from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to El Cajon — was a rare treat for Southern California after having one of the warmest Februarys on record. “The reason it seems so spectacular is because it’s been so warm,” said...

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