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Giant South Dakota hailstone breaks US record

By T.K. Randall
August 2, 2010 · Comment icon 7 comments

Image Credit: Richard Wheeler
A massive hailstone weighing over a kilo has been confirmed as the largest ever recovered in the United States.
The shower that brought it to the ground caused widespread damage including smashed car windscreens and holes in people's house roofs.
According to the National Weather Service, the hailstone that landed in the town of Vivian eclipsed previous record-setters in Nebraska in 2003 and Kansas in 1970.

Source: BBC News | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Eldorado 14 years ago
Jeez....can you imagine being caught outside in such a storm? Without a car to hide in. Ouch or goodnight Vienna or both.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hatch 14 years ago
Dang, I've seen some hail but HAIL! That's huge! Not sure being in a car would be protection enough, maybe an old car but even then it would have gone right threw a window.
Comment icon #3 Posted by toastedmarshmellow 14 years ago
lol the dude wanted to make a daiquiri out of it
Comment icon #4 Posted by -Jaded.Silhouette- 14 years ago
Now imagine being hit in the head with that. I'm glad I'm not that guy's roof. xD
Comment icon #5 Posted by Oen Anderson 14 years ago
I guess you could say that guy has got some big stones! Yowza!
Comment icon #6 Posted by cluey 14 years ago
wow......that's big..............mother nature never fails to impress........
Comment icon #7 Posted by Brakzar Break 14 years ago
We're gonna see boulder sized ones later on..

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