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On the evening of Tuesday, August 4, 2020, a very rare event of hail of 2" in diameter occurred on the west side of Jacksonville, FL. To give you an idea of how rare hail this large is here this time of year, this is only the 3rd time on record (1955-2020) that the state of Florida has had a 2" hail report in the month of August. The office received hail reports between 7:25 PM to 8 PM EDT ranging in size from approximately 1-2" in diameter. The image at right is the largest we saw reported online through Twitter, but radar data indicates that hail even larger than this could have fallen somewhere in our area.

Picture of large hail from the west side of Jacksonville taken by Emily Ramondetta.



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