1 Inch Hail Near Opelousas, LA 03-01-2017

Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Opelousas, LA, Florence, MS and Marksville, LA on March 1, 2017. This hail storm was traveling E at 37 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 2 hour(s). There were 2 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1″ and an average hail size of 1″. We estimate that 34,584 buildings were in the affected area and the probability of hail DHI detected was significant. Based on this information, you can expect potential damage to fruit, crops and vegetation, but not much else (Impact Rating 1).



2 spotters reported up to 1″ hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 1″
Max 1″
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 3.79
Max 9.48

Impact Scale


Population: 77,494 | Housing Units: 34,584 | Duration: 2 Hours