How big was the hail that fell in Mississippi Friday? Pictures suggest some might be biggest on record.
Published 7:16 am Saturday, June 17, 2023
How big was the hail that fell across Mississippi Friday as severe weather ripped across Central Mississippi?
The largest hail stone on record in Mississippi is 5 inches, recorded on April 10, 1962. A stone that fell on June 14 in the Brooksville area narrowly missed the record. It was measured by the National Weather Service at 4.88 inches. From the looks of some of these photos, one of the hail stones that fell Friday in Caledonia might have beaten that record.
Below are a few of the pictures of hail stones photographed and posted on Twitter Friday
Oh my word. This is one of the hailstones that fell in Caledonia, Mississippi earlier this afternoon!
— Dylan Hudler (@DylanHudlerWX) June 16, 2023
From Mia in Caledonia, MS. pic.twitter.com/vnPPl1H00Z
— Matt Laubhan, CBM (@matt_laubhan) June 16, 2023
— WCBI Weather (@WCBIWEATHER) June 16, 2023
One thing Mississippians are gonna do is take a picture of some hail. From my parents in New Hope: pic.twitter.com/TOWLTPlo9j
— Sarah Fowler (@FowlerSarah) June 16, 2023
WOW!! Check out the size of this hail that fell in Caledonia, Mississippi! (📸: WTVA News) pic.twitter.com/fctURYEsOw
— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) June 16, 2023
— Shannon Duett (@ShannonDuett24) June 16, 2023