TeachMeFinance.com - explain Hail Contamination
Hail Contamination The term 'Hail Contamination' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' A limitation in NEXRAD rainfall estimates whereby abnormally high reflectivities associated with hail are converted to rainfall rates and rainfall accumulations. These high reflectivity values are mistaken by the radar for extremely heavy rain, thus 'contaminating' (inflating) its estimation of how much rain has fallen over the affected area'.
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