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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West Des Moines, IA 04-16-2017

Hail Map West Des Moines, IA 04-16-2017

Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near West Des Moines, IA, Urbandale, IA and Yankton, SD on April 16, 2017. This hail storm was traveling ESE at 34 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 4 hour(s). There were 42 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 3″ and an average hail size of 1.4″. We estimate that 124,031 buildings were in the affected area and the probability 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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1 Inch Hail Near Norfolk, NE 08-11-2016

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Doppler radar detected Quarter size hail near Norfolk, NE, Glenwood, IA and Ashland, NE on August 11, 2016. This hail storm was traveling E at 31 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 5 hour(s). There were 1 spotter report(s) with reported max hail size of 1″ and an average hail size of 1″. We estimate that 36,607 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 Inch Hail Near Council Bluffs, IA 08-05-2016

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Doppler radar detected Half Dollar size hail near Council Bluffs, IA, Gretna, NE and Savannah, MO on August 5, 2016. This hail storm was traveling SSE at 5 mph and the entire storm produced hail for roughly 5 hour(s). Radar reported a max hail size of 2″ and an average hail size of 1.37″. We estimate that 47,200 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 Inch Hail Near Sioux City, IA 06-30-2014

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Doppler radar
detected Ping Pong Ball
size hail near Sioux City, IA, Norfolk, NE and Fort Dodge, IA on June 30, 2014. This hail storm was traveling ENE at
29.57 mph and produced hail for roughly 12 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 4″ and an average hail size of 1.5″. We estimate that 71,980 buildings were in the affected area. There were 58 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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