Fun Ways To Measure Hail Sizes

When the storm is pounding, it can be fun for people of all ages to stare out the window, especially when the hail is quite large (We know you won’t be staring out the window when there’s a tornado warning since you’ll be hiding in your safe spot!).

The record size of hail documented in Frisco is 2 ¾ inch in diameter. That’s about the size of a baseball!

What will be the comparable size of the next hail storm to hit Frisco?

  • ½ inch hail is like a marble or a moth ball
  • ¾ inch hail is like a penny
  • ⅞ inch hail is like a nickel
  • 1 inch hail is like a quarter
  • 1 ¼ inch hail is like a half dollar
  • 1 ½ inch hail is like a walnut or a ping pong ball
  • 1 ¾ inch hail is like a golf ball
  • 2 inch hail is like a hen egg
  • 2 ½ inch hail is like a tennis ball
  • 2 ¾ inch hail is like a baseball
  • 3 inch hail is like a tea cup
  • 4 inch hail is like a softball
  • 4 ½ inch hail is like a grapefruit

If you see hail bigger than this, send us a picture with it next to a common household item so we can add it to the list – oh, and oogle at the picture because that is some big hail.