World’s largest hailstone confirmed

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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
1 year ago

so cool World’s largest hailstone

jeff
jeff
1 year ago

cool 🙂 ^_^

Vann
Vann
1 year ago

That is so big

chezz man
chezz man
1 year ago

ouch that would give you a concusion

taylah
taylah
1 year ago

it would all most kill you

Julie jin
Julie jin
1 year ago

That will hurt! So big!

Ruby Mccann
Ruby Mccann
1 year ago

HUGEST HAILSTONE EVER COOL!!!!!

Idk
Idk
1 year ago

that is awesome

asdf
asdf
10 months ago

too big
bigger than my head

Last edited 10 months ago by asdf
Madz
Madz
9 months ago

cool but how big is a football

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