On the 19th of October 1898, exceptionally large hailstones fell - one, over 4 in.
They were able to make great huge hailstones come down to the earth.
The whole lot came over in due course and small hailstones bounced off the car and road alike.
This is to allow people to describe larger hailstones found in the USA.
Most 31 were 5 mm diameter but there were 3 days that had hailstones of 5 mm, or more.