2.25 Inch Hail Near Crystal Lake, IL 02-24-2017

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Doppler radar detected Golf Ball size hail near Crystal Lake, IL, Downers Grove, IL and Woodridge, IL on February 24, 2017. This hail storm was traveling NE at 55 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 2 hour(s). There were 1 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 2.25″ and an average hail size of 1.84″. We estimate that 10,668 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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1.75 Inch Hail Near Chicago, IL 04-26-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Chicago, IL, Des Plaines, IL and Evanston, IL on April 26, 2016. This hail storm was traveling E at 34 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). There were 31 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1.75″ and an average hail size of 1.23″. We estimate that 52,235 buildings were in the affected area and the probability 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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1.75 Inch Hail Near Elgin, IL 04-26-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Elgin, IL, Waukegan, IL and Des Plaines, IL on April 26, 2016. This hail storm was traveling E at 35 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). There were 35 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1.75″ and an average hail size of 1.25″. We estimate that 60,269 buildings were in the affected area and the probability 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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1 Inch Hail Near Dubuque, IA 09-17-2015

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Dubuque, IA, Freeport, IL and Morris, IL on September 17, 2015. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 48 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 4 hour(s). There were 6 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1″ and an average hail size of 1″. We estimate that 11,690 buildings were in the affected area and the probability 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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3 Inch Hail Near Aurora, IL 08-03-2015

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Doppler radar
detected Ping Pong Ball
size hail near Aurora, IL, Naperville, IL and Elgin, IL on August 3, 2015. This hail storm was traveling SSE at
25.71 mph and produced hail for roughly 5 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 3″ and an average hail size of 1.65″. We estimate that 86,497 buildings were in the affected area. There were 52 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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