(WICHITA, Kan.) — It's official. A hailstone that fell in West Wichita on September 15 has been recognized with the new state record for diameter with 7.75 inches.
A Coffeyville hailstone from 1970 remains the record holder for circumference (17.5 inches) and weight (1.67 lbs).
Members of the six-person State Climate Extremes Committee confirmed the record.
Original Story, September 16
Windows may not be the only things shattered by Wednesday's severe storms.
The National Weather Service is investigating the possibly of a new hailstone record for the state. Melissa McCarter says a 7.5 inch hailstone fell at Pawnee and 119th in west Wichita.
The hailstone's weight and circumference were measured 15 hours after it fell. It weight 1.1 pounds and has a circumference of 15.5 inches.
The previous record was set by a hailstone in 1970. It was 5.7 inches in diameter, 17.6 inches in circumference and weighed 1.65 pounds. It fell in Coffeyville.