Huge Hail Stone Shatters Records
And Probably Some Windshields, Too.
Hail storms happen all the time in Colorado, but this giant hail stone has everyone excited (and also checking their auto insurance policy).
The record-breaking piece of ice fell northwest of Bethune in Kit Carson County in Colorado and measured 4.83 inches in diameter according to the Colorado Climate Center.
This piece of hail is now the largest recorded in the state. This beats out the previous state record of 4.5 inches in diameter.
Experts at the Colorado Climate Center say photos show the hailstone was even larger when it fell because there was a roughly 30-minute period between when it hit the ground and when it was put in the freezer. Talk about wasted potential. Pfft.
“We will consider all information to establish ‘final’ values, but it’s clear that this will be a new record for Colorado!” the Colorado Climate Center said via Twitter.
Let’s be honest, this hail stone is almost meteor status. Someone get Liv Tyler on the phone. She doesn’t want to miss a thing.