More severe weather is on the way for the southern Plains on Tuesday as well as parts of the Midwest and the Northeast.
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WOW. This massive hail storm happened yesterday near Dallas Texas. Must see videos, here!
There were 79 reports of hail in the United States on Wednesday, many of which were clustered around the Dallas area. Of those 79 hail reports, 19 of those reports were of hail larger than 2” in diameter, around the size of a lime.
“A hailstone with the diameter of roughly that of a grapefruit that hit Oahu on March 9, 2012, has been confirmed as the largest hailstone on record for the state of Hawaii.
“The final measurement of the hailstone was 4 1/4 inches long, 2 1/4 inches tall, and 2 inches wide,” said Michael Cantin, warning coordination meteorologist at NOAA’s National Weather Service in Honolulu, which, along with NOAA’s State Climate Extremes Committee, confirmed the new state record. “According to hail report records for Hawaii kept back to 1950 the previous state record hailstone was 1 inch in diameter.”
The record-setting hailstone was dropped by a “supercell” thunderstorm on the windward side of Oahu that also produced large hail in Kaneohe and Kailua. Numerous reports of hail with diameters of 2 to 3 inches and greater were reported. The National Weather Service investigated a hailstone reportedly larger than 3 inches in diameter, which was collected by a resident in the Aikahi neighborhood of Kailua. Upon inspection, it was apparent the stone was much larger”
WICHITA | The industry trade group Kansas Wheat says the state’s winter wheat harvest has moved as far north as Ottawa County.
The group reported in its latest harvest report Thursday that farmers brought in 10,000 bushels of wheat in Ottawa County before a rain shower Thursday morning stopped harvest for the day.
Meanwhile, severe drought and a late-season hailstorm have wreaked havoc in Grant County.
Justin Lueck of United Prairie Ag in Ulysses told the group that it expected just 20 percent of a normal harvest at its nine locations. Yields have ranged from five to 25 bushels per acre, with test weights of about 60 pounds per bushel.
Farmer Scott Van Allen said yields in Sumner County have been better than expected. His crop averaged 35 bushels per acre.
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/17/2956319/kansas-winter-wheat-harvest-moves.html#ixzz1PdwfGb3t