4.25 Inch Hail Near Fort Wayne, IN 05-26-2011

Doppler radar detected Golf Ball size hail near Fort Wayne, IN, Bloomington, IN and Mansfield, OH on May 26, 2011. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 40.09 mph and produced hail for roughly 15 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 4.25" and an average hail size of 1.83". We estimate that 141,411 buildings were in the affected area. There were 124 spotter report(s) and the volume of hail DHI detected was significant. Based on this information, you can expect widespread, severe damage to tiled roofs, automobiles, and aircraft over highly populated areas. Risk of personal injury is also high, and is often accompanied by other severe weather events (wind, tornadoes).



124 spotters reported up to 4.25" hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 1.83"
Max 4.25"
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 4.62
Max 9.06

Impact Scale


Population: 311,128 | Housing Units: 141,411 | Duration: 15 Hours