May 2011 Large Hail Events

A couple of days during May saw large hail fall across parts of central Indiana.

On May 10, thunderstorms dropped golf ball size hail on northeast sections of central Indiana:

Hail in Delaware County on May 10 - Click to Enlarge
Hail in Delaware County on May 10. Click to enlarge.

Below are reports from May 10:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
714 PM EDT TUE MAY 10 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0144 PM     HAIL             CICERO                  40.12N 86.02W 
05/10/2011  E0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0146 PM     HAIL             1 N CICERO              40.14N 86.02W 
05/10/2011  E1.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0147 PM     HAIL             NOBLESVILLE             40.06N 86.03W 
05/10/2011  E0.25 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0149 PM     HAIL             CICERO                  40.12N 86.02W 
05/10/2011  E1.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0202 PM     HAIL             8 NE NOBLESVILLE        40.14N 85.92W 
05/10/2011  M1.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO   

            GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL COVERING THE GROUND...NEAR 246TH ST 
            AND BREHM RD.

0204 PM     HAIL             6 SW ELWOOD             40.21N 85.92W 
05/10/2011  E1.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0206 PM     HAIL             5 NNE LAPEL             40.14N 85.81W 
05/10/2011  M1.25 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            2 ESE PERKINSVILLE.

0211 PM     HAIL             7 S ELWOOD              40.17N 85.84W 
05/10/2011  E1.75 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            HALF DOLLAR TO GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

0213 PM     HAIL             5 N LAPEL               40.14N 85.85W 
05/10/2011  M1.75 INCH       MADISON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO   

            IN PERKINSVILLE.

0215 PM     HAIL             9 W ANDERSON            40.09N 85.86W 
05/10/2011  M1.00 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            AT 10 N AND 900 W.

0215 PM     HAIL             3 S ALEXANDRIA          40.21N 85.68W 
05/10/2011  M1.75 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0230 PM     HAIL             6 N ANDERSON            40.18N 85.69W 
05/10/2011  M1.50 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            1 N PROSPERITY...LOTS OF HAIL COVERING GROUND.

0240 PM     HAIL             2 N DALEVILLE           40.15N 85.56W 
05/10/2011  M1.75 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            FELL FOR FIVE MINUTES..COVERING GROUND.

0245 PM     HAIL             ANDERSON                40.09N 85.69W 
05/10/2011  E1.00 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL COVERING GROUND.

0250 PM     HAIL             MUNCIE                  40.20N 85.39W 
05/10/2011  M1.75 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   PUBLIC          

            NORTHWEST SIDE OF MUNCIE...0.5 MILES NW OF BALL STATE 
            CAMPUS.

0250 PM     HAIL             7 NNE ANDERSON          40.19N 85.64W 
05/10/2011  M1.00 INCH       MADISON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO   

0255 PM     HAIL             MUNCIE                  40.20N 85.39W 
05/10/2011  M1.25 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            ON THE BALL STATE CAMPUS.

0348 PM     HAIL             1 N EATON               40.35N 85.35W 
05/10/2011  M1.00 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            HAIL ONGOING.

0411 PM     HAIL             ALBANY                  40.30N 85.23W 
05/10/2011  M1.00 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   AMATEUR RADIO   


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On May 22, storms dropped hail up to 3 inches in diameter across parts of the area:

3 inch hailstone near Camby on May 22 - Click to Enlarge
3 inch hailstone from near Camby (southwest of Indianapolis). Click to enlarge.

Below are reports from May 22:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
841 PM EDT SUN MAY 22 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0345 PM     HAIL             3 SW CAMBY              39.63N 86.35W
05/22/2011  M1.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0350 PM     HAIL             2 S CAMBY               39.63N 86.31W
05/22/2011  E1.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NEAR NORTH MADISON ELEMENTARY

0351 PM     HAIL             1 S CAMBY               39.65N 86.31W
05/22/2011  U1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0352 PM     HAIL             2 S MILROY              39.47N 85.47W
05/22/2011  E1.75 INCH       RUSH               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0355 PM     HAIL             CAMBY                   39.66N 86.31W
05/22/2011  U2.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0357 PM     HAIL             CAMBY                   39.66N 86.31W
05/22/2011  M3.00 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0400 PM     HAIL             8 SW INDIANAPOLIS       39.69N 86.25W
05/22/2011  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            COCORAHS REPORT OF 1 INCH HAIL

0400 PM     HAIL             7 NE SHELBYVILLE        39.59N 85.68W
05/22/2011  M0.50 INCH       SHELBY             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PEA TO HALF INCH HAIL.

0402 PM     HAIL             MORRISTOWN              39.67N 85.70W
05/22/2011  E1.75 INCH       SHELBY             IN   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT RELAYED THROUGH BORADCAST MEDIA.

0612 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
05/22/2011  M1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0619 PM     HAIL             BEECH GROVE             39.72N 86.09W
05/22/2011  M0.50 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PEA TO HALF INCH AT KEYSTONE AND RAYMOND AVES
            INTERSECTION.

0621 PM     HAIL             3 SSE INDIANAPOLIS      39.74N 86.12W
05/22/2011  M1.25 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            35-40 MPH WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED AS WELL. LOCATION OF
            SPOTTER IS AT INTERSECTION OF HANNA AND KEYSTONE AVES.

0621 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
05/22/2011  M0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT SOUTH SPLIT OF INTERSTATE 65 AND 70 JUST SOUTH OF
            DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS.

0632 PM     HAIL             LAWRENCE                39.87N 85.99W
05/22/2011  E0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0650 PM     HAIL             4 NE LAWRENCE           39.91N 85.93W
05/22/2011  M1.00 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   PUBLIC

            PENNY TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL FELL AT THE INTERESECTION OF
            FOX AND OAKLANDON ROADS.

0814 PM     HAIL             KOKOMO                  40.48N 86.13W
05/22/2011  M0.50 INCH       HOWARD             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0820 PM     HAIL             GREENTOWN               40.48N 85.96W
05/22/2011  E1.00 INCH       HOWARD             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            VARYING SIZED HAIL UP TO QUARTER SIZE.

 


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