New Hail Record


It was in Vivian, South Dakota, that Leslie “Les” Scott heard what sounded like “big bricks” being thrown at his house.  Little did Scott realize that one of those hailstones was the largest to ever fall in the United States, in terms of both diameter and weight.  The hailstone was 8 inches wide and weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces, just a little smaller than a soccer ball.  It was much larger when Scott put it in his freezer, but his home lost power for six hours and that caused some melting.  The smallest hailstone he found was the size of a tennis ball.  There was a lot of roof damage, but no one was hurt.   


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  1. Hi,
    I just have a question i will get married in 2011. My wedding is going to be an outdoor wedding. Which month do you think is the best month to have an outdoor wedding without having any possibilities of rain chances. I want it to be in a really sunny month with absolutely no RAIN.

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