3 Inch Hail Near Nashville, TN 03-03-2012


Doppler radar detected Ping Pong Ball size hail near Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN and Murfreesboro, TN on March 3, 2012. This hail storm was traveling E at 56.37 mph and produced hail for roughly 16 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 3" and an average hail size of 1.66". We estimate that 272,965 buildings were in the affected area. There were 135 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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135 spotters reported up to 3" hail hitting the ground.
Hail Size
Avg 1.66"
Max 3"
Hail Volume (DHI)
Avg 4.1
Max 9.46

Impact Scale

5

Population: 575,116 | Housing Units: 272,965 | Duration: 16 Hours