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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2.25 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 Inch Hail Near Evanston, IL 07-23-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Evanston, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL and Mundelein, IL on July 23, 2016. This hail storm was traveling ESE at 15 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). There were 2 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1″ and an average hail size of 1″. We estimate that 35,933 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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1.75 Inch Hail Near Michigan City, IN 07-13-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Michigan City, IN, Morris, IL and Lowell, IN on July 13, 2016. This hail storm was traveling ENE at 43 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 2 hour(s). There were 1 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1.75″ and an average hail size of 1.21″. We estimate that 18,058 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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4.25 Inch Hail Near Aurora, IL 07-14-2015

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Doppler radar
detected Egg
size hail near Aurora, IL, Gary, IN and Tinley Park, IL on July 14, 2015. This hail storm was traveling ESE at
23.23 mph and produced hail for roughly 5 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 4.25″ and an average hail size of 2.24″. We estimate that 80,404 buildings were in the affected area. There were 37 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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