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 09-23-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Iowa City, IA, Ames, IA and Coralville, IA on September 23, 2016. This hail storm was traveling SE at 9 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). Radar reported a max hail size of 1.5″ and an average hail size of 1.21″. We estimate that 21,851 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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1.5 Inch Hail Near Vinton, IA 09-22-2016

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Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Vinton, IA, West Branch, IA on September 22, 2016. This hail storm was traveling ESE at 19 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 1 hour(s). Radar reported a max hail size of 1.5″ and an average hail size of 1.3″. We estimate that 9,701 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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2.5 Inch Hail Near Vinton, IA 08-05-2016

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Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Vinton, IA, Grundy Center, IA and Clarksville, IA on August 5, 2016. This hail storm was traveling ESE at 32 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 3 hour(s). Radar reported a max hail size of 2.5″ and an average hail size of 1.48″. We estimate that 29,473 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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2.75 Inch Hail Near Cedar Rapids, IA 06-22-2015

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Doppler radar
detected Ping Pong Ball
size hail near Cedar Rapids, IA, Marion, IA and Fort Dodge, IA on June 22, 2015. This hail storm was traveling E at
21.96 mph and produced hail for roughly 9 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 2.75″ and an average hail size of 1.52″. We estimate that 92,415 buildings were in the affected area. There were 34 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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