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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1.75 Inch Hail Near Des Moines, IA 10-04-2013

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Doppler radar
detected Ping Pong Ball
size hail near Des Moines, IA, Bellevue, NE and Ames, IA on October 4, 2013. This hail storm was traveling E at
33.65 mph and produced hail for roughly 11 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1.75″ and an average hail size of 1.5″. We estimate that 42,914 buildings were in the affected area. There were 3 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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1.25 Inch Hail Near Cedar Rapids, IA 04-09-2013

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Doppler radar
detected Quarter
size hail near Cedar Rapids, IA, Marion, IA and Clinton, IA on April 9, 2013. This hail storm was traveling ENE at
41.37 mph and produced hail for roughly 11 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1.25″ and an average hail size of 1.11″. We estimate that 20,816 buildings were in the affected area. There were 2 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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1.5 Inch Hail Near Iowa City, IA 09-07-2012

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Doppler radar
detected Quarter
size hail near Iowa City, IA, Newton, IA and Coralville, IA on September 7, 2012. This hail storm was traveling E at
36.46 mph and produced hail for roughly 8 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1.5″ and an average hail size of 1.08″. We estimate that 40,003 buildings were in the affected area. There were 6 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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2.5 Inch Hail Near Des Moines, IA 06-30-2012

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Doppler radar
detected Half Dollar
size hail near Des Moines, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA and Iowa City, IA on June 30, 2012. This hail storm was traveling ESE at
14.03 mph and produced hail for roughly 17 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 2.5″ and an average hail size of 1.27″. We estimate that 33,538 buildings were in the affected area. There were 5 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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