IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 26 August 2011

Ugly scar

Posted: 26 Aug 2011 05:53 AM

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Besides dumping heavy rainfall last week, a cluster of powerful thunderstorms dropped large hail over parts of southwestern Iowa last Thursday. A week later and a clear sky overhead allowed the Terra MODIS satellite to get a good look at the result of the hail storm. These hail scars are easily visible given the contrast of green crops and the hailed on areas whose green leaves were stripped away exposing the brown ground. The featured image combines the satellite image with NWS collected reports of hail size on the 18th.

Good = 33
Bad = 8

Tags:   satellite   hail