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Record Hailstone

A hailstone measuring 8 inches in diameter is the largest ever officially recorded in the United States. The hailstone, which landed July 23 in Vivian, S.D., also measured 18.625 inches in circumference and weighed 1.9375 pounds. It was part of an intense hailstorm, which also brought winds of 80 miles per hour and a brief tornado.

The previous record hailstone landed June 22, 2003, in Aurora, Neb. It measured 7 inches in diameter. A hailstone that landed Sept. 3, 1970 in Coffeyville, Kan., held the previous weight record at 1.67 pounds.

10 Comments on Record Hailstone

  1. Percy Jackson // August 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm // Reply

    Wow!

  2. nice find!

  3. weatherboy // August 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm // Reply

    I heard about this on our news channal and they said it probally bigger

  4. Awsome!really, thumbs up/pretty cool.

  5. Dream maker // August 3, 2010 at 9:16 am // Reply

    Good thing it didn’t hit anybody.

  6. Astronomer // August 3, 2010 at 9:44 am // Reply

    Whoa.

  7. I hope that didn’t hit anyone on the head.

  8. camper man // August 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm // Reply

    cool

  9. big stone

  10. That would be very scary if that happened around my area.

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