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Severe Weather Expected for Portions of the Midwest; Excessive Heat for the Central and Eastern U.S.

Severe storms capable of producing severe winds, large hail, tornadoes and heavy rainfall are expected through this evening across portions of the Midwest. A Moderate Risk (level 4 of 5) of Severe Storms and Excessive Rainfall is in effect. Excessive heat will continue to impact the Central and Eastern U.S. this week. 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