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Map of very large hail in central and southeast Illinois since 1950.
Map of 2" or larger size hail reports since 1950.  Click image to enlarge.
Google Earth KML file

 

Approximate hail sizes as compared to objects. Dimensions refer to the diameter of the object.

Size Object
2.00" Hen egg or lime
2.50" Tennis ball
2.75" Baseball
3.00" Large apple
4.00" Softball
4.50" Grapefruit
4.75" DVD disc

 

These are the largest hailstones (3" diameter or larger) with the Lincoln NWS coverage area of central and southeast Illinois since 1950 (26 reports).  All times listed are Central Standard Time:

4.50" Diameter:

  • Stanford (McLean County), 5/9/2003, 7:27 pm
  • Galesburg (Knox County), 5/9/1995, 4:45 pm
  • Arthur (Douglas County), 4/7/1998, 6:05 pm
  • Littleton (Schuyler County), 5/12/1998, 5:20 pm
  • Cowden (Shelby County), 4/10/2001, 6:52 am

4.25" Diameter:

  • Hudson (McLean County), 7/13/2004, 1:55 pm
  • Philo (Champaign County), 5/30/2008, 5:15 pm

4.00" Diameter:

  • 2 miles northeast of Covell (McLean County), 11/17/2013, Noon
  • Bement (Piatt County), 8/26/2000, 8:10 pm
  • Metamora (Woodford County), 5/30/2004, 4 pm
  • 1 mile west-northwest of Tuscola (Douglas County), 5/21/2014 3:25 pm

3.75" Diameter:

  • San Jose (Logan County), 8/18/2001, 11:39 am

3.50" Diameter:

  • 3 miles south-southwest of Bismarck (Vermilion County), 6/29/2012, 1:25 pm
  • Elwin (Macon County), 6/22/1960, 7:20 pm
  • Oreana (Macon County), 6/23/1960, 2 am
  • Literberry (Morgan County), 5/05/1977, 6:30 pm

3.00" Diameter:

  • Normal (McLean County), 4/16/2006 1:40 pm
  • Castleton (Stark County), 4/09/2001 4:52 pm
  • Effingham County, 5/06/1971, 7:30 am
  • Fulton County, 6/13/1975, 9:40 pm
  • St. David (Fulton County), 5/24/2006, 2:10 pm   
  • 4 miles northwest of Washington (Tazewell County), 5/28/2003, 1:54 pm
  • 3 miles west of Loami (Sangamon County), 5/30/2008, 6:20 pm
  • Camargo (Douglas County) 5/21/2014, 3:35 pm
  • 2 miles northeast of Mahomet (Champaign County) 4/09/2015, 8:22 pm
  • 3 miles south of Brocton (Edgar) 5/01/16, 5:49 pm

The largest reported hailstone in Illinois was 6" in diameter at Kankakee, on April 23, 1961


All reports of hail of at least 2" in diameter, broken up by county, from greatest to fewest reports:
There were 165 reports of 2" or larger hail in central IL since 1950
 

Vermilion County (19 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.50" 3 miles south-southwest of Bismarck 6/29/2012 1:25 pm
2.75" 4 miles west of Bismarck 6/29/2012 1:25 pm
2.75" Westville 5/16/2019 3:05 pm
2.75" Oakwood 5/17/1991 1:58 pm
2.75" Georgetown 5/18/2000 9:28 am
2.75" Indianola 5/18/2000 10:30 am
2.75" Hoopeston 3/20/2017 11:30 am
2.50" 3 miles west of Hoopeston 5/6/2012 4:10 pm
2.50" Hoopeston 5/6/2012 4:24 pm
2.50" Rankin 5/26/2017 4:26 pm
2.00" 4 miles northwest of Danville 9/30/1977 10:45 pm
2.00" Rossville 5/18/2000 9:40 am
2.00" Allerton 8/18/2001 3:10 pm
2.00" (DNV) Vermilion Regional Airport 6/29/2012 1:38 pm
2.00" Hoopeston 3/20/2017 11:16 am
2.00" 5 miles ESE Rankin 5/26/2017 4:40 pm
2.00" 3 West of Hoopeston 5/26/2017 4:43 pm
2.00" 5 West of Rossville 5/26/2017 4:48 pm
2.00" 2 West of Hoopeston 5/26/2017 5:00 pm

 

McLean County (11 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.50" Stanford 5/9/2003 7:27 pm
4.25" Hudson 7/13/2004 1:55 pm
4.00" 2 miles northeast of Covell 11/17/2013 Noon
3.00" Normal 4/16/2006 1:40 pm
2.75" Danvers 4/3/1974 11:20 am
2.75" 6 miles north of Lexington 3/30/2005 7:02 pm
2.75" Normal 11/17/2013 11:57 am
2.75" 1 mile north of Towanda 5/11/2014 8:04 pm
2.50" Danvers 5/9/2003 7:40 pm
2.00" Colfax 10/17/1988 10:15 am
2.00" 2 miles south-southeast of Carlock 4/16/2006 1:30 pm

 

Champaign County (11 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.25" Philo 5/30/2008 5:15 pm
3.00" 2 miles northeast of Mahomet 4/09/2015 8:22 pm
2.75" Mahomet 5/6/1961 4:55 pm
2.75" 3 miles south of Sadorus 5/18/2000 9:50 am
2.75" 3 miles south of Champaign 5/18/2000 10:38 am
2.75" Fisher 3/12/2006 10:05 pm
2.75" 1 mile north-northeast of Sadorus 5/30/2008 5:09 pm
2.50" Philo 5/30/2008 5:30 pm
2.25" 2 miles southeast of Mahomet 4/09/2015 8:25 pm
2.00" Pesotum 5/18/2000 11:00 am
2.00" 2 miles east of Sadorus 5/30/2008 5:36 pm

 

Douglas County (10 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.50" Arthur 4/7/1998 6:05 pm
4.00" 1 mile west-northwest of Tuscola 5/21/2014 3:25 pm
3.00" Camargo 5/21/2014 3:35 pm
2.75" Newman 4/10/1981 4:43 pm
2.75" Hindsboro 7/4/1985 1:15 pm
2.00" 3 miles northwest of Tuscola 5/21/2014 3:14 pm
2.00" Camargo 5/25/1989 3:45 pm
2.00" Newman 4/19/1996 3:47 pm
2.00" 4 miles northwest of Tuscola 5/21/2014 3:06 pm
2.00" 3 miles north of Hindsboro 5/21/2014 3:41 pm

 

Fulton County (10 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.00" 8 miles northeast of Canton 6/13/1975 7:30 am
3.00" St. David 5/24/2006 2:10 pm
2.75" Cuba 7/21/2008 6:50 pm
2.75" Fiatt 7/21/2008 7:00 pm
2.50" Canton 4/10/2017 2:00 pm
2.00" Canton 4/10/2017 2:10 pm
2.00" Blyton 6/14/1974 5:25 pm
2.00" 1 mile east of Bryant 5/24/2006 2:10 pm
2.00" 1 mile north of Dunfermline 5/24/2006 2:11 pm
2.00" 4 miles east-southeast of Lewistown 6/4/2010 6:55 pm

 

Peoria County (9 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" Peoria 6/2/1980 8:55 am
2.75" Hanna City 4/10/1981 2:15 pm
2.75" Alta 7/9/1990 8:25 pm
2.00" 1 mile west of Bartonville 6/4/2002 4:09 pm
2.00" Kickapoo 7/26/2002 3:45 am
2.00" Norwood 5/9/2003 10:03 pm
2.00" 1 mile west of Princeville 4/13/2006 10:55 pm
2.00" Bellevue 6/19/2009 1:58 pm
2.00" Princeville 4/19/2011 5:13 pm

 

Tazewell County (8 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.00" 4 miles northwest of Washington 5/28/2003 1:54 pm
2.75" Tremont 12/8/1991 2:22 pm
2.75" Delavan 5/30/2004 4:36 pm
2.50" 6 miles southwest of Delavan 8/18/2001 11:35 am
2.50" Morton 5/8/2003 9:50 pm
2.00" Mackinaw 7/26/1978 2:55 pm
2.00" Armington 5/9/2003 7:15 pm
2.00" Washington 5/13/2008 4:49 pm

 

Woodford County (6 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.00" Secor 5/30/2004 4:00 pm
2.75" Kappa 7/13/2004 2:05 pm
2.50" 2 miles south of Eureka 5/12/2000 3:47 pm
2.00" 4 miles west-northwest of Benson 6/13/1975 11:40 am
2.00" Metamora 7/26/1978 2:00 pm
2.00" Minonk 5/17/1991 6:14 pm

 

Crawford County (6 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" New Hebron 5/25/1989 2:58 pm
2.75" Robinson 7/20/1990 5:57 pm
2.75" 2 miles west of Palestine 7/20/1990 6:07 pm
2.00" Robinson 6/24/1985 3:20 pm
2.00" 5 miles south of Oblong 6/26/2006 7:06 pm
2.00" Flat Rock 6/18/2009 5:05 am

 

Edgar County (6 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.00" 3 miles south of Brockton 5/01/2016 5:49 pm
2.75" 1 mile north of Paris 5/10/2003 8:00 am
2.50" Chrisman 7/21/2008 10:04 pm
2.50" Paris 4/10/2013 2:22 pm
2.00" 2 miles south of Paris 5/30/2004 4:30 pm
2.00" Paris 4/10/2013 2:23 pm

 

Morgan County (6 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.50" Literberry 5/5/1977 6:30 pm
2.75" Alexander 3/15/2016 6:20 pm
2.00" Jacksonville 4/19/1964 8:00 pm
2.00" Murrayville 5/11/1975 5:05 pm
2.00" 1 mile north-northwest of Waverly 4/15/2011 4:40 pm
2.00" Jacksonville 3/15/2016 5:59 pm

 

Logan County (5 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.75" San Jose 8/18/2001 11:39 am
2.50" Mount Pulaski 8/13/2011 3:34 pm
2.25" Logan County Airport 5/9/1995 5:16 pm
2.00" Broadwell 5/12/2000 3:08 pm
2.00" 2 miles south of Mount Pulaski 7/26/1978 2:00 pm

 

Macon County (5 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.50" Oreana 6/22/1960 7:20 pm
3.50" Elwin 6/23/1960 2:00 am
2.25" 4 miles southeast of Niantic 4/18/1996 7:48 am
2.00" Decatur 4/22/1963 5:30 pm
2.00" Warrensburg 8/17/2000 5:20 pm

 

Sangamon County (5 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.00" 3 miles west of Loami 5/30/2008 6:20 pm
2.50" (SPI) Springfield Capital Airport 4/3/1974 12:42 pm
2.50" 1 mile northwest of Divernon 5/30/2008 6:40 pm
2.00" Auburn 5/27/2002 2:35 pm
2.00" 3 miles west-southwest of Divernon 8/13/2011 3:43 pm

 

Clay County (4 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" Louisville 9/19/1986 4:15 pm
2.75" Hord 5/25/1989 2:00 pm
2.75" 5 miles south of Xenia 5/3/1996 5:50 pm
2.50" 1 mile west of Flora 4/24/2002 2:45 am

 

Coles County (5 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.50" Fairgrange 7/9/1992 1:36 pm
2.50" Ashmore 7/9/1992 1:50 pm
2.00" Mattoon 11/15/1955 4:30 pm
2.00" Charleston 5/14/2003 8:35 pm
2.00" 2 E Oakland 5/01/2016 5:41 pm

 

Knox County (4 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.50" Galesburg 5/9/1995 4:45 pm
2.75" Altona 4/13/2006 4:45 pm
2.00" Williamsfield 4/30/1973 7:00 pm
2.00" Hermon 6/14/1974 4:45 pm

 

Menard County (4 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.50" Petersburg 12/8/1991 2:39 pm
2.00" 4 miles north-northeast of Athens 3/21/1966 12:15 pm
2.00" Greenview 7/28/1996 6:25 pm
2.00" 2 miles east of Oakford 4/4/2003 2:36 pm

 

Christian County (3 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" Assumption 11/17/2013 12:14 pm
2.00" 2 miles southwest of Sicily 4/7/1998 4:30 pm
2.00" 1 mile west of Morrisonville 5/1/2002 2:20 pm

 

Effingham County (3 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.00" 5 miles north of Effingham 5/6/1971 7:30 am
2.75" 4 miles east-northeast of Shumway 11/15/1955 4:30 pm
2.00" Beecher City 9/30/1977 6:45 pm

 

Jasper County (3 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" 2 miles east of Wheeler 5/25/1989 2:15 pm
2.00" Newton 6/24/1985 2:40 pm
2.00" 2 miles southeast of Newton 6/21/2009 4:42 pm

 

Mason County (3 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" Manito 12/8/1991 2:15 pm
2.75" Manito 8/18/2001 11:16 am
2.00" Kilbourne 4/4/2003 2:20 pm

 

Piatt County (5 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.00" Bement 8/26/2000 8:10 pm
2.75" Monticello 5/15/2009 5:50 pm
2.50" De Land 5/28/2019 1:15 pm
2.00" White Heath 5/21/2014 4:20 pm
2.00 4 miles west of Monticello 5/11/2016 2:20 pm

 

Cass County (2 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" Philadelphia 5/5/1977 6:35 pm
2.00" 4 miles west of Ashland 3/21/1966 12:15 pm

 

Cumberland County (2 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.50 Greenup 5/11/2014 4:40 pm
2.00 3 miles northwest of Greenup 5/11/2014 4:38 pm

Lawrence County (2 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" 3 miles east of Birds 5/31/1998 2:27 pm
2.00" Sumner 1/17/2012 5:30 am

 

Schuyler County (2 reports)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.50" Littleton 5/12/1998 5:20 pm
2.75" 1 mile northwest of Rushville 8/18/1999 9:35 pm

 

De Witt County (1 report)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" 3 miles southwest of Clinton 5/28/2003 3:05 pm

 

Marshall County (1 report)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.75" Varna 4/9/2001 5:30 pm

 

Moultrie County (1 report)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.00" Bethany 4/7/1998 5:38 pm

 

Richland County (1 report)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
2.00" Olney 6/24/1985 2:40 pm

 

Shelby County (1 report)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
4.50" Cowden 4/10/2001 6:52 am

 

Stark County (1 report)

Size Location Date Time (CST)
3.00" 2 miles southeast of Castleton 4/9/2001 4:52 pm


No occurrences of hail 2" or larger have been reported in Clark or Scott Counties since 1950