4.25 Inch Hail Near Topeka, KS 05-10-2014

damaging hail near topeka ks 5-10-2014

Trained spotters reported Grapefruit size hail near Topeka KS, Liberty, MO, Emporia, KS and Kearney, MO on May 10, 2014. This hail storm was traveling E at 23.97 mph and produced hail for roughly 5 hour(s).

Trained spotters reported a max hail size of 4.25" and an average hail size of 1.79". We estimate that 44,602 buildings were in the affected area. There were 87 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).


87 Trained spotters reported up to 4.25" hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 1.79"
Max 4.25"
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 4.22
Max 9.3

Impact Scale


Population: 82,978 | Housing Units: 44,602 | Duration: 5 Hours