2.5-inch hailstone falls in Gwinnett, tying for state’s second largest

One of the largest hailstones to fall in Georgia was found in Dacula on Sunday, the National Weather Service’s Atlanta office said.

The 2.5-inch chunk of ice tied with July 21, 2004, hailstone found in Blue Ridge for the distinction of second-largest recorded in Georgia, the NWS said on Twitter. The largest on record was a 2.75-inch chunk that fell in Austell on July 14, 1998, according to the weather agency.

Weekend storms left hail and damage across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Large hailstones like the one found in Dacula are less common in the summer because of warm air, said WSB Radio meteorologist Kirk Mellish.

Monday has been dry in metro Atlanta so far, but storms could form in the afternoon. Get the latest weather news here.

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