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Hailstone from Hondo storm sets new Texas record

In a tweet, the National Weather Service said the giant hailstone fell in Hondo, Texas, on April 28 and measured 6.4 inches in diameter.
Credit: KENS

HONDO, Texas — The National Weather Service said Thursday the enormous hailstone, called the "Hondo Hailstone", set a new Texas record for hail.

In a tweet, the National Weather Service said the giant hailstone fell in Hondo, Texas, on April 28 and measured 6.4 inches in diameter. The giant piece of ice set the Texas record for largest hailstone. 

Credit: KENS

Back in May, the National Weather Service said it was presented to the State Climate Extreme Committee for consideration if any records were broken.

The April 28 Hondo storm caused damage to some buildings, power outages and some street flooding. It also produced a tornado which touched down near Hondo. According to the National Weather Service, hail over two inches in diameter stretched from the Rio Grande to San Marcos in this same storm.