Heaviest Hailstone in Boulder

Heaviest Hailstone In North America Comes To Boulder Lab

BOULDER, Colo. (AP); North America’s heaviest hailstone ever might also be its most-traveled.

A 1-pound, 15-ounce hailstone that fell in Vivian, S.D., on July 23 has been taken to the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., about 370 miles away.

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This photo taken July 24, 2010 provided by the NOAA National Weather Service shows a hailstone that was found by a ranch hand in Vivian, S.D., on June 23, 2010. The hailstone has set U.S records. It measured 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces. The previous record for diameter was 7 inches for a hailstone found in Aurora, Neb., in 2003. The previous record for weight was 1.67 pounds for a stone in Coffeyville, Kan., in 1970. (AP Photo/National Weather Service).

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