8 Inch Hail Falling From the Sky? How Large Hail is Formed (Credit: NWS Aberdeen and NSSL)
On July 23, 2010, a hailstone that shattered records fell in Vivian, South Dakota. This hailstone weighed roughly 1.9375 lbs and was 8 inches in diameter. A typical hailstone is nowhere near this large, so how did a phenomena like this occur?
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