4.5 Inch Hail Near Columbia, MO 04-28-2012


Doppler radar detected Egg size hail near Columbia, MO, Florissant, MO and Belleville, IL on April 28, 2012. This hail storm was traveling E at 33.74 mph and produced hail for roughly 15 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 4.5" and an average hail size of 2.34". We estimate that 68,174 buildings were in the affected area. There were 113 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).

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113 spotters reported up to 4.5" hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 2.34"
Max 4.5"
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 4.38
Max 9.15

Impact Scale

5

Population: 125,828 | Housing Units: 68,174 | Duration: 15 Hours