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Vicious hailstorm pelts parts of Pennsylvania

York County Pennsylvania resident Emily Saare said her street was hammered by cherry-sized hail. (Emily Saare)

It's May. Right?

I only ask because Red Lion, Pennsylvania looks like it's reliving a nightmarish winter right about now.

"Holy hail storm!! It's like a river down Main Street!!" Emily Saare said on Facebook, where she posted three photos of the aftermath.

"It got dark like a thunderstorm, and then it started hailing like crazy. It probably started around 3 [p.m.], and probably lasted for 20-30 mins.," Saare said. "Cars were all pulling over because they all couldn't see. Wind was wicked. Cherry size hail balls."

It should be noted that hail is actually most common during the early summer months, according to Weather Bug:

Hail forms when strong currents of rising air, known as updrafts, carry droplets of water high enough that they freeze. A strong updraft allows hailstones to grow large enough to reach the ground. Simply put, the stronger the updraft, the larger the hail.

An Instagram user identifying himself as Drake Schaefer captured the madness through a glass door.

"This is too [sic] all my friends studying abroad right now. Just a quick reminder that I hate [you] in this moment #hail #igothit," Schafer wrote.

SEE ALSO | Massive hailstorm requires plows to clear roadways





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