Monster storm produces colossal six-inch hailstone that smashes previous record

A torrential rainstorm has produced a record-breaking heavyweight hailstone nearly six inches in diameter.

The humongous ice ball was discovered by a resident of Texas, US, on June 15 and has since been declared the largest hailstone in the area's history.

In the aftermath of the storm in Sanger, Denton County, the hailstone was rushed to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, where it was preserved for official verification.

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Upon examination, an NWS meteorologist was absolutely delighted to confirm that the scientific phenomenon had officially set the record for North Texas.

The organisation's Twitter account posted: "Oh HAIL no! We have confirmed a new regional record for largest diameter hailstone.

"A hailstone measuring 5.9 inches across fell in Sanger, TX (Denton Co.) on June 15th."

The cricket ball-sized icicle smashed the previous record for North Texas, of 5.676 inches in diameter with a weight of 409 grams, which fell in close proximity to Salado in Bell County back in April of last year.

There was a small element of disappointment, as it failed to break the record for the entire state, which fell in Hondon in 2021, and measured in at 6.42 inches in diameter.

The storm that occurred last month caused havoc, with high-speed winds and an isolated tornado causing damage.

Locals claimed that their cars suffered cracked windscreens due to the sheer power of the rainfall and hailstones.

In addition, as per the Oncor outage map, the horrific weather conditions left nearly 40,000 customers without power.

Dallas Fire-Rescue has confirmed that they sent out crews to deal with four high water calls, one water rescue, 38 downed utility wires and 22 major incidents.

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