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 Responses to “Record Hailstone”

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

    Wow!

  2. wierdo
    August 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    nice find!

  3. weatherboy
    August 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

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

  4. Anonymous
    August 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Awsome!really, thumbs up/pretty cool.

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

    Good thing it didn’t hit anybody.

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

    Whoa.

  7. pedro
    August 3, 2010 at 10:24 am #

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

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

    cool

  9. hawkeye
    August 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    big stone

  10. Chris 101
    August 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

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

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