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Want some proof? How about this?
On March 13, 2012, a series of severe storms in Massachusetts dropped hailstones up to 1.25" in diameter. This was the first 1" or larger hail ever recorded in that state prior to mid-April.
http://capitalclimate.blogspot.com/2012/03/earliest-1-hail-in-massachusetts-by.html
That’s not enough to convince me. What else?