Fun Fact Friday: Largest Hailstone Recorded

I know it’s a breezy and chilly Saturday afternoon, but I figured I would do my fun fact friday post anyway.

The largest hailstone ever recorded fell in Nebraska in June 2003. The size of the hailstone was 7 inches and was as large as a regulation soccer ball! Hailstones are formed by intense updraft accompanied by freezing temperatures in severe thunderstorm clouds. The stronger the updraft, the larger the hailstone.

Largest Hailstone
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