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Video: Giant hail stone nearly half a metre in circumference

A hail storm in South Dakota smashed windshields and left craters in the ground.

CNN’s Jacqui Jeras reports…



JohnGaul on 28/07/2010 9:18am

They call those things “Gorrillas”. Actually a whole lot of hailstones cemented into one huge icy lump. Being very jaggetty, they can be very dangerous.


Allen Pidwell on 28/07/2010 4:50am

Looks to me as if this is another CNN blunder after they sacked their science divison. The hailstone is 8 inches in diameter and 19 inches in circumference. Yesterday CNN stated an Indian Provence had received 704 mm of rain equating to 12 inches -not the 28 inches it really was.

David - New Brighton on 28/07/2010 4:47am

Ummm…..does she know the difference between diameter, radius and circumference? Just wondering…..

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