Hailstones that were easily bigger than a grapefruit pounded Colorado earlier this week and might have set a state record.
The gigantic hailstones landed near Bethune on Tuesday afternoon (August 13, 2019) and averaged 5 inches in diameter or more.
They were some of the biggest ever seen in the state. According to Colorado State University, the largest hailstone ever recorded in Colorado was a whopping 4.5 inches in diameter.
@NWSBoulder @NWSGoodland I am verifying what looks to be a record setting hailstone for #cowx Am told this fell near Bethune this afternoon. Would easily beat the 4.5" record… Given the way the radar looked, I wouldn't be surprised. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/LiUazILn6r— Brian Bledsoe (@BrianBledsoe) August 13, 2019
If verified, it would be the largest hailstone ever recorded in the state. The Colorado Climate Center is currently working with the National Weather Service of Goodland to determine the actual size of the hailstones.
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