Record-sized hail fell in Tehama County over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Just south of Red Bluff, hailstones fell in great numbers when an impressive afternoon thunderstorm rumbled through the county. And some of the hailstones were really big.
The 3-inch-diameter hailstones on Saturday tied the state record for biggest ever. The previous record-sized hailstones fell on Sept. 2, 1960 in the Boulevard area of San Diego County.
Some of the San Diego County hailstones were the size of baseballs. The National Weather Service’s history of Southern California weather events states:
“Golf ball size and baseball size hail at Boulevard area. 2-3 inches precipitation. Hail diameter measured at 2.75 inches and weighed over 1 pound, some stones estimated larger. 2.75 inches hail also in Riverside County.”