World’s largest hailstone confirmed

Scientists have confirmed the largest ever hailstone occurred in Argentina two years ago.

The hailstone was about the size of a football, scientists report.    

The hailstorm occurred over the city of Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Province, Argentina.

The biggest stone in the storm measured up to 23.6cm in diameter.

However, the stone was not preserved and cannot be officially verified as a record-breaker.

The hail in the storm was so large that scientists suggest a new category to describe stones bigger than 15 centimetres – ‘gargantuan’ hail. 

Researchers investigating the storm interviewed witnesses, visited sites where the damage occurred, collected photo data and analysed radar observations. 

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mariana
mariana
26 days ago

so cool World’s largest hailstone

jeff
jeff
26 days ago

cool 🙂 ^_^

Vann
Vann
26 days ago

That is so big

chezz man
chezz man
23 days ago

ouch that would give you a concusion

taylah
taylah
20 days ago

it would all most kill you

Julie jin
Julie jin
20 days ago

That will hurt! So big!

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