3 Inch Hail Near Owensboro, KY 03-01-2017

Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Owensboro, KY, Granite City, IL and Arnold, MO on March 1, 2017. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 48 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 6 hour(s). There were 45 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 3″ and an average hail size of 1.49″. We estimate that 86,114 buildings were in the affected area and the probability 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).



45 spotters reported up to 3″ hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 1.49″
Max 3″
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 4.07
Max 9.57

Impact Scale


Population: 194,349 | Housing Units: 86,114 | Duration: 6 Hours