Or, at least, wear a hard hat. I was astonished to learn of a new record set in April near Hondo, Texas.
Thing is, that probably wasn't the largest hailstone to come out of that storm. Accuweather reports:
Another hailstone the NOAA described as "gargantuan" was discovered the same day south of U.S. Highway 90 in Hondo, about half a mile from the location of the confirmed record-breaking hailstone. The individual who found the stone estimated the diameter to be 6-7 inches, meaning it could have potentially been bigger than the record-breaking stone that was confirmed.
Whether that stone off the highway was the true record-breaker or not will forever remain a mystery, as it was used to make margaritas before it was able to be officially measured.
There's more at the link.
I guess that's Texas for you. "Hey, break out the booze! We've got a world record hailstone, so let's make a world record margarita with it!"
I was wondering whether we were going to get another hailstorm yesterday afternoon and evening. A hellacious low came through, with lots of rain and wind. It was noisy enough that both our cats disappeared beneath furniture and refused to come out for several hours. I tell you, living on the "dry line" as we do, the weather can get "interesting" enough - in the sense of the fabled Chinese curse - to make a believer out of you . . .