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Watching the Next Strong Cold Front to Enter the Northwest By Late Sunday

A few light rain showers and/or mixed precipitation will move across the Ohio Valley and Carolinas Saturday trailing a cold front. Late Sunday into Monday, a separate strong cold front will likely bring heavy snow to the Cascades and into the Rockies with gusty to high winds over the Intermountain West. Read More >

Estimating Hail Size

Hail Diameter Size
(Inches)
Description
1/4 Pea Size
1/2 Mothball, peanut, USB Plug
3/4 Penny Size
7/8 Nickel Size
1 Quarter Size
1 1/4 Half Dollar Size
1 1/2 Ping Pong Ball Size
1 3/4 Golf Ball Size
2 Lime or medium sized Hen Egg
2 1/2 Tennis Ball Size
2 3/4 Baseball Size
3 Large Apple
4 Softball
4 1/2 Grapefruit
> 4 1/2 Probably a record sized hailstone for Idaho or Oregon
Freeze it, Measure it, Notify the NWS.