IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 30 July 2009

Impressive Hail Damage

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 12:14 AM

Last Friday, an extremely strong thunderstorm complex dropped a bunch of large hail over NE Iowa and SW Wisconsin. The NWS has an excellent summary of this event here and here. The featured image is a combination of Terra MODIS satellite for yesterday and maximum NEXRAD reflectivity for the event. The area shown initially in gray is unfortunately massive crop damage as the green leaves were shredded by the large hail and the area no longer appears to be lush green from space. You can see the streaks in the damage as the storms moved off to the southeast.

Good = 39
Bad = 3

Tags:   hail   nexrad   satellite