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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.88 in.
State IOWA
County/Area PALO ALTO
WFO DMX
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-13 18:10:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2NE RUTHVEN
Begin Lat/Lon 43.15/-94.9
End Date 2008-08-13 18:10:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 10.00K
Episode Narrative A weak upper level short wave dropped southeast across Iowa during the afternoon and evening of the 13th. Abundant sunshine during the day allowed temperatures to warm into the 80s across the state, with dewpoint readings in the upper 50s to mid 60s. The atmosphere became quite unstable with lifted indices falling to around -10 C. and CAPE approaching 3500 J/kg. The freezing level was relatively low, around 13,000 feet, with available CAPE in the -10 to -30 C. layer of the atmosphere around 600 J/kg. Moderate shear was present and was in the 40 to 45 kt range. Thunderstorms developed over southern Minnesota during the afternoon, and dropped southeast into Iowa during the early evening. The storms produced high winds northwest and north of the DMX CWA, however by the time the storms moved into the CWA winds had diminished below severe levels. The primary mode of severe weather was hail. Numerous reports of hail were received from northwest into west central Iowa as a bow echo element moved southeast quite rapidly through the area. Hail was generally in the nickel to quarter size range. Outside of crop damage, little damage occurred with the storms. One report of hail 1.5 inches in diameter was received from Carroll County, north of the Carroll Airport. That was the largest hail reported.
Event Narrative A KICD staffer reported hail in the Ruthven and Lost Island Lake area.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 14.00K 120.00K
RUTHVEN PALO ALTO CO. IA 08/13/2008 18:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
POMEROY CALHOUN CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.00K 10.00K
NEMAHA SAC CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:21 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
ROCKWELL CITY CALHOUN CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:28 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 1.00K 10.00K
CLARE WEBSTER CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
SAC CITY SAC CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:39 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 1.00K 5.00K
SAC CITY SAC CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 1.00K 5.00K
ROCKWELL CITY CALHOUN CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:42 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 5.00K
MOORLAND WEBSTER CO. IA 08/13/2008 19:46 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 1.00K 10.00K
LIDDERDALE CARROLL CO. IA 08/13/2008 20:24 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 5.00K 10.00K
LIDDERDALE CARROLL CO. IA 08/13/2008 20:24 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 5.00K
GLIDDEN CARROLL CO. IA 08/13/2008 20:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.00K 10.00K
GLIDDEN CARROLL CO. IA 08/13/2008 20:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 1.00K 10.00K
CARROLL NEU ARPT CARROLL CO. IA 08/13/2008 20:34 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
Totals: 0 0 14.00K 120.00K