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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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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1.75 Inch Hail Near Cedar Rapids, IA 05-21-2014

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Doppler radar
detected Half Dollar
size hail near Cedar Rapids, IA, Ames, IA and Newton, IA on May 21, 2014. This hail storm was traveling E at
27.12 mph and produced hail for roughly 4 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1.75″ and an average hail size of 1.35″. We estimate that 50,149 buildings were in the affected area. There were 25 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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1.5 Inch Hail Near Cedar Falls, IA 05-30-2013

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Doppler radar
detected Quarter
size hail near Cedar Falls, IA, Marshalltown, IA and Grinnell, IA on May 30, 2013. This hail storm was traveling NE at
22.53 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 40,257 buildings were in the affected area. There were 4 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 Ames, IA 05-30-2013

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Doppler radar
detected Quarter
size hail near Ames, IA, Marshalltown, IA and Altoona, IA on May 30, 2013. This hail storm was traveling ENE at
41.16 mph and produced hail for roughly 10 hour(s). Spotters reported a max hail size of 1.5″ and an average hail size of 1.13″. We estimate that 70,895 buildings were in the affected area. There were 8 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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