INTENSE HAIL FOOTAGE FROM NORTH-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA LATE FRIDAY EVENING! (credit: Erik Fox via WeatherNation)
DISCUSSION: As stronger storms fired up along a cold front slowly passing through the region as it was heading to the southeast of the Central Plains region. In the wake of this cold front's passage, warm air was lifted along the passing front and was consequently destabilized. This lifting and destabilization ultimately led to deep convection developing; some of which produced damaging hail such as that witnessed across parts of Oklahoma (e.g., parts of Lamont, Oklahoma such as this footage captured earlier Friday evening)! Hail is formed as a result of strong updrafts keeping ice particles suspended within a convective storm for prolonged periods to time; often leading to these ice particles growing via layering of ice as it continually get lifted back up into the core of the convective updraft within a given thunderstorm. Very impressive hail event to say the least! For more neat high-impact weather content from across the United States, be sure to click here!