This melon-sized “hailstone” has been a hot item on the Internet the last few days. Supposedly it fell in Norman, Okla., during the recent tornado outbreak. Really? I lived in Oklahoma most of my 68 years, and I’d bet my next Social Security check that this is no hailstone. I’m guessing, as have many others, that it’s the frozen contents of a water balloon. Not that hailstones don’t get this big. But when they do, they tend to look more like aggregates of smaller hailstones.
NOAA’s National Weather Service is based in Norman. If this thing were genuine, I imagine they’d have heard about it by now, along with the media.
Anybody want to buy a bridge?