Ames, IA 04-16-2017

Hail Map Ames, IA 04-16-2017

Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Ames, IA, West Des Moines, IA and Newton, IA on April 16, 2017. This hail storm was traveling E at 41 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 4 hour(s). There were 38 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 2.5″ and an average hail size of 1.18″. We estimate that 104,686 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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1.5 Inch Hail Near Iowa City, IA 02-28-2017

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Iowa City, IA, Mount Pleasant, IA and Solon, IA on February 28, 2017. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 45 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 1 hour(s). There were 10 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1.5″ and an average hail size of 1.14″. We estimate that 36,186 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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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 Des Moines, IA 06-25-2015

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Doppler radar
detected Half Dollar
size hail near Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA and Marshalltown, IA on June 25, 2015. This hail storm was traveling ESE at
31.02 mph and produced hail for roughly 4 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 2″ and an average hail size of 1.26″. We estimate that 38,262 buildings were in the affected area. There were 21 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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4 Inch Hail Near Dubuque, IA 06-20-2015

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Doppler radar
detected Quarter
size hail near Dubuque, IA, Iowa City, IA and Marion, IA on June 20, 2015. This hail storm was traveling SSE at
8.26 mph and produced hail for roughly 6 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 4″ and an average hail size of 1.23″. We estimate that 36,146 buildings were in the affected area. There were 19 spotter report(s) and the volume 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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