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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State ALABAMA
County/Area HOUSTON
WFO TAE
Begin Date 05/06/2012 13:20:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location TAYLOR
Begin Lat/Lon 31.19/-85.46
End Date 05/06/2012 13:20:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Very steep lapse rates were in place atop rich boundary layer moisture with 500 mb temperatures from -11C to -14C. This supported strong instability with afternoon SBCAPE values exceeding 3000 J/Kg. Winds aloft were weak, so storms were mainly pulse in nature with brief-lived intense cores. The strongest of these pulsating storms produced large hail and damaging winds. Storms became semi-organized along a common outflow late in the day and shifted southward.
Event Narrative A spotter reported penny size hail 2 miles north of Taylor.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
WARD BRIDGE DALE CO. AL 05/06/2012 12:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
DEAN CHURCH RD DALE CO. AL 05/06/2012 12:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEAN CHURCH RD DALE CO. AL 05/06/2012 12:34 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHELL ARMY FIELD COFFEE CO. AL 05/06/2012 12:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
HEADLAND HENRY CO. AL 05/06/2012 12:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR HOUSTON CO. AL 05/06/2012 13:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.50K 0.00K