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Public Information Statement about the Record Hailstone

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
230 PM CDT MON AUG 1 2011

...NEW RECORD HAILSTONE FOR OKLAHOMA...

THE STATE CLIMATE EXTREMES COMMITTEE...MADE UP OF REPRESENTATIVES
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE OKLAHOMA CLIMATOLOGICAL
SURVEY...HAS DETERMINED THAT A HAILSTONE THAT FELL NEAR GOTEBO
OKLAHOMA ON MAY 23 2011 IS THE NEW STATE RECORD LARGEST HAILSTONE
FOR THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

THE SIX INCH DIAMETER STONE WAS RETRIEVED AND DOCUMENTED BY A HAIL
RESEARCH TEAM OBSERVING STORMS IN THE AREA. INVESTIGATION BY NWS AND
OCS DETERMINED THAT THE GOTEBO HAILSTONE WAS THE LARGEST DOCUMENTED
HAILSTONE.

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SMITH

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