3 Inch Hail Near Kansas City, MO 05-26-2016

Doppler radar detected Ping Pong Ball size hail near Kansas City, MO, Topeka, KS and Olathe, KS on May 26, 2016. This hail storm was traveling ESE at 16 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 6 hour(s). There were 64 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 3" and an average hail size of 1.65". We estimate that 111,739 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).



64 spotters reported up to 3" hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 1.65"
Max 3"
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 2.92
Max 7.92

Impact Scale


Population: 264,255 | Housing Units: 111,739 | Duration: 6 Hours