Residents in Medina County in Texas experienced what was described as a “supercell” storm on April 28th with winds gusting at speeds of between 70 and 100 miles per hour and hailstones between four and six inches in diameter. Seem like hailrocks to me.
One measuring 6.4 inches in diameter, 12 inches in circumference and weighing more than a pound fell in Hondo and has been designated as Texas’ largest ever piece of hail. The US equivalent of the Met Office, the National Weather Service, have even been able to use radar to detect its plummet to Earth, timing it at 7.35pm.
That may not have been the largest that was chucked at Texas. On social media there were pictures of a piece of hail measuring 6.57 inches in diameter that fell that night. Official verification was not possible as this manna from heaven had already been blended into a batch of margaritas.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth!