VIDEO: Ice chunk slams into ground near playing children - WRBL

VIDEO: Ice chunk slams into ground near playing children

Posted: Updated: May 11, 2013 12:15 AM
(Source: Andy Miller) (Source: Andy Miller)
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GRAY, TN (WJHL) -

A Tri-Cities man has video of what appears to be a large chunk of ice that he says fell from the sky on Wednesday and landed in a yard in Gray, TN.

Andy Miller says his children were playing outside along Keeview Drive off Hales Chapel Road around 4 p.m. when they heard what sounded like a rocket.

"They ran into the house shaking," Miller said.  He used his phone to record video of the children inspecting the pile of pure white ice sitting in a gouged out hole in the ground near where they were playing.

Miller did a quick web search and found information that lead him to believe it's a megacryometeor.

For what it's worth, here's a quick definition we found on line:

"A megacryometeor is a very large chunk of ice which, despite sharing many textural, hydro-chemical and isotopic features detected in large hailstones, is formed under unusual atmospheric conditions which clearly differ from those of the cumulonimbus cloud scenario (i.e. clear-sky conditions). They are sometimes called huge hailstones, but do not need to form in thunderstorms."


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