New Colorado record broken with massive hailstone

BETHUNE, Colo. — A Colorado state record was broken this week after a very large hailstone was reported in Bethune, CO on August 13. After 30 minutes of melting, the stone was measured at a preliminary 4.83 inches in diameter by the Colorado Climate Center and the National Weather Service in Goodland, Kansas. Update: along with @NWSGoodland, today we measured the hailstone that fell NW of Bethune, CO on Tuesday, 13 August. The maximum diameter was 4.83″, which exceeds the long-standing state record of 4.5″. (1/2) #cowx— ColoClimateCenter (@ColoradoClimate) August 14, 2019 This breaks the long standing record of 4.5 inches for the state, which had been previously reported 20 times since 1971. RELATED HEADLINES — El Niño has ended: Here’s what that means for Colorado and our upcoming winter season …read more

Source:: The Denver channel


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