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Hailstone in Kaneohe was state record

This is a photo of the largest hailstone that fell during the March 9th storm in Kaneohe, HI. We verified the 4.25" diameter hail which has been confirmed by the state climate extremes committee and officially sets the state record for Hawaii. This is a photo of the largest hailstone that fell during the March 9th storm in Kaneohe, HI. We verified the 4.25" diameter hail which has been confirmed by the state climate extremes committee and officially sets the state record for Hawaii.
Mike Chong Mike Chong

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service office in Honoulu in coordination with the State Climate Extremes Committee has confirmed that a new state hail size record was set during the early morning hours of March 9th, 2012.

It was on this date that a supercell thunderstorm parked itself over Windward Oahu and produced large hail that fell into both Kaneohe and Kailua. Numerous reports of 2 to 3 inch plus diameter hail were reported.

The National Weather Service investigated a hail stone reportedly larger than 3 inches in diameter which was collected by a windward resident in the Aikahi Neighborhood. Upon inspecting the hailstone it was apparent the stone was much larger than 3 inches.

The final measurement of the hailstone was 4 and ¼ inches long, 2 and ¼ inches tall, and 2 inches wide.

According to hail report records for Hawaii kept back to 1950 the previous state record hailstone was 1 inch in diameter.

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