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Explaining hail and what causes it: WCNC Charlotte Weather School

First Warn meteorologist Chris Mulcahy's lesson is all about hail and what causes it to form during thunderstorms.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Weather School is back in session with a free, educational science class about equipment used to observe the weather.

Tuesday's lesson is all about hail. First Warn meteorologist Chris Mulcahy will explain what causes hail, why it forms during thunderstorms and why it's an indicator of severe weather. 

WCNC Charlotte's First Warn Storm Team is helping parents, students, and teachers learn from home with free atmospheric science lessons that can be seen each weekday on the streaming platforms of WCNC Charlotte.

The lessons, which will stream live starting at 1 p.m., will feature a variety of weather lessons and explainers hosted by the WCNC Charlotte weather team.

Join the conversation live to ask questions and be a part of the virtual class.

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Can't watch it live? The lessons will be available on-demand for playback at anytime.

WCNC Charlotte Weather School can be seen live on wcnc.com, the WCNC mobile news app, the WCNC Charlotte Facebook page, the WCNC Charlotte YouTube page, on Periscope and Twitter, and on our new Twitch channel.

Like, follow, and subscribe on your favorite platform to be notified when each day's class begins. 

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