Atmospheric Features of Hail Periods in Serbia

Djuro Radinović

Abstract


From 1969 to 1986, there were 222 periods of several successive hail days registered in the target area covered by the hail suppression system in Serbia.  In order to have the features of the atmosphere on hail days clearly outlined, a thorough analysis of the synoptic situation and some other important meteorological elements of the periods had to be made.  The analysis proved the assumption that Cb cloud developement is stimulated by the synoptic situation accompanying a hail period.  On the other hand, no direct connection could be found between occurrence of hail and some other meteorological elements, suggesting that the synoptic-scale conditions studied here are necessary ones, though not sufficient for the development of hailstorms.

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