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Published July 30, 2010, 10:00 AM

Video: South Dakota hailstone officially a record

VIVIAN, S.D. (AP) - A hailstone that fell in central South Dakota has set U.S. records.

VIVIAN, S.D. (AP) - A hailstone that fell in central South Dakota has set U.S. records.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the hailstone found by a ranch hand near the town of Vivian last Friday measured 8 inches in diameter and weighed about 1.94 pounds - or 1 pound, 15 ounces.

The previous record for diameter was 7 inches for a hailstone found in Aurora, Neb., in 2003. The previous record for weight was 1.67 pounds for a stone in Coffeyville, Kan., in 1970.

The Aurora hailstone still holds the record for circumference, at 18.75 inches. The Vivian hailstone measured 18.62 inches.

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