New Largest Hailstone Record for State of Colorado

Jeff Duda

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4.83 inches, beating the previous record of 4.5 inches.

It fell northwest of Bethune on Tuesday.


UPDATE: NWS and state of Colorado announcements about it:

(Apologies: the forum software automatically converted SOME, but not ALL, of the links to embedded posts. I can't embed all of them in one post, so make sure to check all links)

Gotta love the comment in the re-tweeted tweet about "given how the radar looked...". Clearly a failure of understanding of Mie scattering theory.

Here's another phat stone that appears never to have been considered:
https://twitter.com/NWSGoodland/status/1161426976403382278

And another interesting side to this story:
https://twitter.com/ColoradoClimate/status/1161815830461444096
 
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James K

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Wow. quite a hailstone :eek: I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere near the storm that was throwing out those!
Surprised I didn't see this in the local paper (I see the link goes to their website)
 
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Amazing! The photo made it look like it was 5 1/2" which would have shattered the record. I remember in 2009 in Oregon Missouri seeing some very large hail (Recorded 5 1/2") but I never stopped to pick any up ... regret it to this day.