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Strong Storms for Midwest; Very Active Weather Pattern for West

Strong thunderstorms with isolated severe hail are possible today across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota today. Otherwise, a very active and wet weather pattern is expected through early next week for the West Coast and Western U.S. A number of Pacific storm systems will deliver enhanced and excessive rainfall along with mountain snow. Read More >

Hail Sizes

 

HAIL DIAMETER SIZE
DESCRIPTION 
1/4"
 Pea Size 
1/2"
Small Marble Size 
3/4"
 Penny or Large Marble Size 
7/8"
 Nickel Size 
1" (Severe Criteria)
Quarter Size 
1 1/4" 
Half Dollar Size 
1 1/2" 
Walnut or Ping Pong Ball Size 
1 3/4"
Golf Ball Size
2"
Hen Egg Size 
2 1/2"
Tennis Ball Size 
2 3/4" 
Baseball Size 
3"
Teacup Size 
4"
Grapefruit Size 
4 1/2"
Softball Size