(MO W NEWS AND NOTES NEBRASKA HAIL BREAKS it had allegedly tumbled to Earth, feet," Kisner says. The NOAA Na- RECORD says Steven Kisner of the Hastings tional Climate Extremes Commit- Some quick-thinking residents of NWS, a member of the team that tee, which is responsible for vali- Aurora , Nebraska, turned the day. The ground was covered with dating national records, formally fierceness of a 22 June accepted the measure- stor m into a record ments in late July. breaker of a day when According to Kisner, they contacted a nearby it isn't unusual for hail- NW S office about a stone s to reach 2-3 huge piece of hail and inche s in diameter. discovered that it's the However, "to get a stone largest ever recorded. this big is fairly rare," he The mighty stone now states. NCAR scientist resides in a freezer at Nancy Knight will use NCAR. polarized photography Accordin g to the to study the hail and NOA A National Cli- learn how it came to mat e Extremes Com- possess such a girth, mittee , the hailstone Kisner says. Th e record-breaking stone hails from Aurora, measures 7 inches in di- Previously, the
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 2003
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