The biggest documented hail of recognized science was found in Poland – its diagonal size reached 13.5 cm.
This was reported on Fb by the society Skywarn Polska (Polish storm hunters).
To know how huge the hailstone is in dimension, Ms Magdalena Cecotka who discovered it took a photograph with a ruler to measure the size.
Because it turned out, it was the biggest hailstone ever seen in Poland.
In keeping with the lady, throughout the hail, she noticed even bigger hailstones. Nevertheless, for security causes, she didn’t dare to choose them throughout unhealthy climate, so she selected the one which was nearer.
Skywarn Polska famous: the photograph exhibits that the hailstone was 14.5 cm lengthy diagonally.
1/2 After acquiring an image of a hand with a ruler, plainly #hail from Tomaszów Mazowiecki on 21 June could be estimated at ~14.5cm (5.75 in) based mostly on two methods (13.5-14.0cm is a secure guess). That is the biggest estimated hail in #Poland based mostly on @essl_ecss #ESWD document. pic.twitter.com/kTHlon0OWW
— Mateusz Taszarek ☈ (@MateuszTaszarek) June 27, 2021
Nevertheless, taking into consideration the potential error within the European Extreme Climate Database (ESWD), its size was indicated as 13.5 cm.