2.75 Inch Hail Near Joliet, IL 03-01-2017

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Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Joliet, IL, Chicago Heights, IL and Granite City, IL on March 1, 2017. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 44 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). There were 74 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 2.75″ and an average hail size of 1.43″. We estimate that 152,992 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).

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2.75 Inch Hail Near Joliet, IL 02-28-2017

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Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Joliet, IL, Iowa City, IA and Lockport, IL on February 28, 2017. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 49 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 2 hour(s). There were 42 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 2.75″ and an average hail size of 1.41″. We estimate that 105,068 buildings were in the affected area and the probability of hail DHI detected was significant. Based on this information, you can expect to find widespread roof damage, broken glass and automobile bodywork damage in well populated areas.

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2 Inch Hail Near Madison, WI 07-06-2016

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Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Madison, WI, Oswego, IL and Montgomery, IL on July 6, 2016. This hail storm was traveling SE at 42 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). Radar reported a max hail size of 2″ and an average hail size of 1.29″. We estimate that 33,877 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).

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1 Inch Hail Near Joliet, IL 08-25-2014

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Doppler radar
detected Quarter
size hail near Joliet, IL, Orland Park, IL and Cicero, IL on August 25, 2014. This hail storm was traveling E at
32.85 mph and produced hail for roughly 8 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1″ and an average hail size of 1″. We estimate that 64,135 buildings were in the affected area. There were 1 spotter report(s) and the volume of hail DHI detected was significant. Based on this information, you can expect to see minor damage to vehicles, tile roofs and crops in isolated areas (Impact Rating 2).

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1.75 Inch Hail Near Aurora, IL 06-13-2013

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Doppler radar
detected Half Dollar
size hail near Aurora, IL, Plainfield, IL and Dubuque, IA on June 13, 2013. This hail storm was traveling E at
32.78 mph and produced hail for roughly 7 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1.75″ and an average hail size of 1.4″. We estimate that 55,570 buildings were in the affected area. There were 34 spotter report(s) and the volume of hail DHI detected was significant. Based on this information, you can expect to find damaged crops, glass damage, automobile bodywork damage, as well as isolated roof damage (Impact Rating 3).

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