Hailstone officially a U.S. record

July 30, 2010 at 3:00 am in The Daily Republic

VIVIAN It’s ice-cold official: Les Scott’s hailstone is the largest ever measured in the United States.
“Wow,” Scott said when he was told Thursday afternoon.
The 55-year-old Vivian ranch worker picked up the chunk of ice last Friday after a storm pounded central South Dakota with hail. It is 8 inches in diameter with an 18.625-inch circumference. It weighs 1.93 pounds. Continue Reading