Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 9th Hailstorm in Hawaii Was a Record Breaker - By a Wide Margin!

You may recall a post that I made on March 9th, talking about an unusual hailstorm in Hawaii. Not only was it an unusual event, but it turned out to be a record breaking event as well...

The National Weather Service confirmed today that one of the hailstones collected by a resident of Kaneohe on that date was indeed the largest hailstone ever recorded in the state.  The irregularly shaped hailstone measured in at 4.25 inches long, 2.25 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

I was somewhat surprised to learn that the previous record was no where near this one - in fact, this wasn't even a contest!  The previous record hailstone diameter in Hawaii was a mere 1 inch!  There were numerous reports of 2-3 inch diameter hailstones on March 9, 2012, so this was truly a significant, record breaking event indeed!

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1 comment:

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I'm reminded of the hailstorm on march 2 at Nashville. It was really drastic and I wish it will never happen again. It caused too much damage on our house that we needed a roofing service.