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Giant Hail near Taylor, Nebraska :: High-Resolution Photos

By DAN ROBINSON
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A supercell thunderstorm produced giant hail on the afternoon of May 29, 2022 near Taylor, Nebraska. The largest of these "gorilla" hailstones ranged from 4 to 6 inches in diameter. Numerous examples of these hailstones were collected along Highway 183 in Loup County about 13 miles north of Taylor, and preserved in a cooler with dry ice for transport back home. A special lighting setup was constructed to photograph them with internal illumination. Some of the stones were cut in half for cross-sectional views, which show the concentric rings created as the hail grew in different regions within the storm. - Dan

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High-res collage of giant hailstones
Giant hailstones collage
4.75 inch hailstone
4.75 inch hailstone
6-inch hailtone
6-inch hailtone
4.5 inch hailstone
4.5 inch hailstone
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section
4.5 inch hailstone
4.5 inch hailstone
4.5 inch hailstone
4.5 inch hailstone
Softball-sized hail cross section
Softball-sized hail cross section
Giant hailstones
Giant hailstones
Giant hailstone
Giant hailstone
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Spiky softball-sized hailstone
Spiky softball-sized hailstone
Softball-sized hail cross section
Softball-sized hail cross section
Spiky softball-sized hailstone
Spiky softball-sized hailstone
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section
4 inch hailstone
4 inch hailstone
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Softball-sized hailstone
Softball-sized hailstone
Softball-sized stone
Softball-sized stone
Giant hailstones
Giant hailstones
4.75 inch hailstone
4.75 inch hailstone
4.75 inch hailstone size comparison
4.75 inch hailstone size comparison
Softball-sized hailstone
Softball-sized hailstone
Broken windshield from softball-sized hail
Broken windshield from softball-sized hail
4.75-inch hailstone
4.75-inch hailstone
Softball-sized hailstone
Softball-sized hailstone
Baseball-sized hail cross section
Baseball-sized hail cross section

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