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Hondo hailstone sets state records

Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service / A photo of the Hondo Hailstone right after it fell on April 28, 2021.

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The National Weather Service announced today a hailstone produced by thunderstorms in Hondo in April is a state record-setter.

NWS officials said a State Climate Extremes Committee meeting convened on May 12 and the committee determined the 1.26 lb. hailstone set a record as the largest documented hailstone in Texas and set the inaugural record for the state in four metrics.

According to a report, the hailstone was 19.73 inches in circumference, 6.416 inches in diameter and had a volume of 40.239 cubic inches. You can read the full report here.

Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service / The gargantuan hailstone was scanned and analyzed by IBHS and NWS Austin-San Antonio staff on 6 May 2021 at the finder’s home in Hondo, Texas. 

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