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Ian to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge and Hurricane Conditions By This Afternoon

The center of Ian will reach the coast of South Carolina today, and then move farther inland across eastern South Carolina and central North Carolina tonight and Saturday. There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along the coasts of northeast Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas today. Hurricane-force winds are expected along the coasts of South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina. 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.