Wow! Did You See This Record Hailstone in Salado, Texas?
The National Weather Service wants to find out if a massive hailstone found by a Killeen ISD high school principal has set a new record after the picture of her holding it on social media went viral.
According to KWTX, Gina Brown of Salado posted the picture of the hailstone she found in her yard on Facebook after the storm on April 12th. She hid in a closet to stay safe, and after hearing what she described as the 'loudest pounding she had ever heard in her life', Brown went outside and found the giant piece of ice.
Luckily, no one in her family was injured, and she says she has filed an insurance claim.
The Largest Hailstone on Record
Largest Hailstone in Texas
The National Weather Service reported a massive hailstone that fell last year in Hondo, Texas, on April 28th. It measured 6.4 inches in diameter, and was roughly the size of a honeydew melon. The giant piece of ice set the Texas record for largest hailstone in state history.
KWTX is reporting that representatives from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety are coming to scan the hailstone. In the meantime, Brown says she is keeping it safe in her freezer until the inspection.