Holy Hailstone Batman!

That hailstone you see above is no ordinary hailstone, it’s actually the largest hailstone ever recorded. This 8 inch wide (about as wide as a basketball) chunk of ice fell over Vivian,South Dakota last Friday. The updraft speed of this supercell had to be in excess of 150 mph to support this stone. The previous record for largest hailstone ever was 7 inches, that fell in SouthCentral Nebraska about 8 years ago. Incredible!

-Damon

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