Story City, IA 08-14-2017

Hail Map Story City, IA 08-14-2017

Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Story City, IA, Belmond, IA and Mapleton, IA on August 14, 2017. This hail storm was traveling E at 22 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 1 hour(s). Radar reported a max hail size of 1.25″ and an average hail size of 1.18″. We estimate that 15,879 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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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 Inch Hail Near Waterloo, IA 05-31-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Waterloo, IA, Cedar Falls, IA and Boone, IA on May 31, 2016. This hail storm was traveling S at 17 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). There were 7 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1″ and an average hail size of 1″. We estimate that 95,725 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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4 Inch Hail Near Cedar Rapids, IA 06-30-2014

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Doppler radar
detected Ping Pong Ball
size hail near Cedar Rapids, IA, Marshalltown, IA and Fort Dodge, IA on June 30, 2014. This hail storm was traveling E at
29.65 mph and produced hail for roughly 9 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 4″ and an average hail size of 1.52″. We estimate that 125,986 buildings were in the affected area. There were 74 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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2 Inch Hail Near Iowa City, IA 06-16-2014

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Doppler radar
detected Half Dollar
size hail near Iowa City, IA, Albert Lea, MN and Elkhorn, NE on June 16, 2014. This hail storm was traveling NNE at
37.14 mph and produced hail for roughly 4 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 2″ and an average hail size of 1.45″. We estimate that 51,380 buildings were in the affected area. There were 43 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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