Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.75 in.
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Report Source Fire Department/Rescue
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-07-24 13:20:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SE EDGEWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 42.65/-91.4
End Date 2009-07-24 13:20:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 150.00K
Crop Damage 3.00M
Episode Narrative Clusters of severe thunderstorms generated by an approaching cold front affected part of northeast Iowa during the afternoon and early evening of July 24. Reports of hail up to 2 inches in diameter were common from storm spotters, law enforcement officials and the public, with a report of close to softball size hail near Ossian (Winneshiek County). In addition, wind gusts between 55 and 65 mph occurred. Crop damage due to the large hail was estimated in the millions of dollars.
Two sets of storms about five hours apart hit Fayette and Winneshiek Counties exceptionally hard with hail damage to buildings and many corn and bean fields stripped clean. In Fayette County, 250,000 acres were impacted with a total loss of 35,000 acres. In Winneshiek County, loss was estimated at 30,000 acres. Total damage costs combined with Fayette and Winneshiek Counties could have reached $169 million. The Farm Service Agency director said both counties were decimated by the storm damage.
In Allamakee County, 7,400 acres were affected with an estimated $1 million in damage.
In Clayton County, 47,000 acres were hit with $10 million in damage.
Howard County had 36,000 acres impacted, with a total loss of 10,000 acres and an estimated damage cost of $11 million.
Event Narrative Wind gusts were measured at 40 mph in town. Hail broke windows in town and caused considerable damage to crops. Rainfall totaled 0.47 inches.


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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 1 8.168M 23.236M
LIME SPGS HOWARD CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:19 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
BONAIR HOWARD CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 15.00K
CRESCO MUNI ARPT HOWARD CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 1 10.00K 20.00K
CRESCO HOWARD CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:34 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 40.00K
CRESCO HOWARD CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
RIDGEWAY WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:43 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 35.00K
RIDGEWAY WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.50K 8.00K
RIDGEWAY WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 11:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 10.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.00K 25.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:00 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 20.00K 80.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:03 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 100.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:04 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 900.00K 1.800M
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 10.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:05 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 1.00K 7.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:06 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 3.00K 10.00K
FESTINA WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 10.00K 20.00K
OSSIAN WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:15 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 10.00K 25.00K
CASTALIA WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 80.00K
WEST UNION SCOTT ARP FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:34 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 25.00K
CLERMONT VLY ARPT FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:36 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 2.000M 2.800M
ELGIN FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:48 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 10.00K 60.00K
VOLGA CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 12:55 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 5.00K 50.00K
VOLGA CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 111.00K 3.000M
VOLGA CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 8.00K 40.00K
ST LUCAS FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. EG 0 0 31.00K 1.00K
MEDERVILLE CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDGEWOOD CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:17 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 120.00K 3.000M
EDGEWOOD CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:18 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 5.00K 20.00K
EDGEWOOD CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 150.00K 3.000M
EDGEWOOD CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:22 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 50.00K
EDGEWOOD CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 13:23 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 2.00K 10.00K
LANSING ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 14:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEXFORD ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 14:54 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
NEW ALBIN ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 14:57 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.50K 10.00K
CHURCH ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 15:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 20.00K
CHESTER ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 15:19 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 15.00K
WEXFORD ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 15:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEXFORD ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 15:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
CHURCH ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 15:33 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARPERS FERRY ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 15:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 10.00K
ELON ALLAMAKEE CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 3.00K 15.00K
FT ATKINSON WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:26 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 810.00K 2.000M
OSSIAN WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:26 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 970.00K 1.900M
CALMAR WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:29 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 770.00K 1.100M
CASTALIA WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:33 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 964.00K 1.400M
CASTALIA WINNESHIEK CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:36 CST-6 Hail 4.25 in. 0 0 50.00K 100.00K
ELDORADO FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:44 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 30.00K
CLERMONT FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:53 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELDORADO FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 16:55 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.100M 2.000M
HIGHLAND CLAYTON CO. IA 07/24/2009 17:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 3.00K 20.00K
FAYETTE FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 17:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 17:37 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 10.00K 50.00K
OELWEIN FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 17:54 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.50K 35.00K
WESTGATE FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 17:55 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 5.00K 60.00K
OELWEIN FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 18:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 15.00K
OELWEIN FAYETTE CO. IA 07/24/2009 18:13 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 7.00K 25.00K
Totals: 0 1 8.168M 23.236M