Some hail facts:Jehovah has his own weather control program already laid out. He gave Job a hint of what is coming when he posed the question: "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of battle and war?" - Job 38:22-23
hailstone roughly 1/2" in diameter falls at about 20. mph... while baseball to softball sized stones can reach. speeds near a major league fastball - 100 mph
Baseball sized hail easily can kill animals.
In the Bible, Revelation 16:17-21 speaks of the coming of an unprecedented hailstorm that will occur after the pouring of the seventh vial judgment. Revelation 16:21 states, “And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent…”
We no longer measure weight in “talents” so BluSky had to look it up. According to Wane Croley, writing in a
article, the best guess we have for converting a talent into pounds, is somewhere between 75 and 100 pounds.
Using the more conservative 75 pound biblical hailstones, Matthew Kneisler, a highly regarded aeronautical engineer, crunched the numbers and came up with the following:
These hailstones would be nearly 20 inches in diameter
And would fall at a speed of 370 miles per hour when they reached sea level and impact with a whopping 337,903 foot pounds of energy.
As if hailstones this size would need any more speed to be more destructive, I suppose the angels could up the speed on them even greater. Ouch!!!