Very Large Hail & Flooding East Central IL May 21

We had 6 reports of 2-4 inch diameter hail in Douglas (5 reports) and Piatt (1 report)
counties late Wednesday afternoon May 21 with grapefruit size hail (4 inch diameter)
near Tuscola at 425 pm. The next largest hailstone was 3 inches in Camargo at 435 pm.
Between 2-4 inches of rain fell across parts of central and southern Champaign county 
into eastern Piatt, southwest Vermilion and northern Douglas counties. The Champaign
airport in Savoy had 3.76 inches of rain from mid Wed afternoon through Wed evening
along with a 63 mph wind gusts just before 4 pm and golf ball size hail shortly after 6 pm. 

NWS Indianapolis summary of May 21-22 Severe Wx Event

Check out the 2-4.5 inch Hailstones over Central IL since 1950

Baseball to Grapefruit size hail breaks through back car window in Tuscola May 21, 2014 Baseball to Grapefruit size hail breaks car window in Tuscola May 21 3-4" diameter hail breaks car window in Tuscola late Wed afternoon May 21 3-4" diameter hail breaks car window in Tuscola May 21

3-4" diameter hail breaks car window in Tuscola late Wednesday afternoon, May 21

Baseball to grapefruit size hail breaks car window in Tuscola

 

 

 Large Hail Bement IL May 21, 2014  Tennis ball size hail in Tuscola May 21, photo by Ruth Ann Williams  2-4" diameter hail in Tuscola late Wed afternoon May 21, photo by Jacob Dickey  Large hail in Tuscola May 21, photo by Michael Lacine

 Large hail in Bement, IL late Wednesday afternoon, May 21

 Tennis ball sized hail in Tuscola, May 21
--photo by Ruth Ann Williams

 Large hail in Tuscola, Wednesday afternoon, May 21
--photo by Jacob Dickey

 Large hail in Tuscola Wednesday afternoon, May 21
--photo by Michael Lacine

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1126 PM CDT WED MAY 21 2014

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

0305 PM     HAIL             2 W ROSSVILLE           40.38N 87.71W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       VERMILION          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED 1 INCH HAIL TO COUNTY
            EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

0314 PM     HAIL             ARGENTA                 39.99N 88.82W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MACON              IL   PUBLIC

0315 PM     HAIL             ROSSVILLE               40.38N 87.67W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       VERMILION          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINING SPOTTER REPORTED 1.5 INCH HAIL RELAYED BY COUNTY
            EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

0320 PM     HAIL             FARMER CITY             40.24N 88.64W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       DE WITT            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER REPORT RELAYED TO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

0335 PM     HAIL             2 NE DANVILLE           40.16N 87.59W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            1.5 INCH HAIL NORTHEAST OF DANVILLE NEAR AIRPORT. FROM
            COUNTY EMA.

0340 PM     HAIL             BEMENT                  39.92N 88.57W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       PIATT              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0352 PM     TSTM WND GST     SW CHAMPAIGN            40.11N 88.26W
05/21/2014  E50.00 MPH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   NWS EMPLOYEE

0355 PM     TSTM WND GST     SAVOY                   40.06N 88.25W
05/21/2014  M63.00 MPH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST AT THE CHAMPAIGN AIRPORT...WILLARD
            AIRPORT...IN THE CITY OF SAVOY.

0358 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W SAVOY               40.06N 88.31W
05/21/2014                   CHAMPAIGN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS POWER POLES DOWN ON RISING ROAD

0358 PM     HAIL             CHAMPAIGN               40.11N 88.26W
05/21/2014  M0.75 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   NWS EMPLOYEE

            HAIL REPORTED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CITY BY NWS
            EMPLOYEE.

0406 PM     HAIL             4 NW TUSCOLA            39.84N 88.33W
05/21/2014  M2.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0407 PM     HAIL             3 NW TUSCOLA            39.83N 88.32W
05/21/2014  M1.75 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0410 PM     HAIL             TUSCOLA                 39.80N 88.28W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0414 PM     HAIL             3 NW TUSCOLA            39.83N 88.32W
05/21/2014  M2.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGEST HAIL SIZE REACHED 2.25 INCHES JUST BEFORE ENDING

0415 PM     HAIL             TUSCOLA                 39.80N 88.28W
05/21/2014  M1.75 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   CO-OP OBSERVER

            HAIL FELL FOR 10 MINUTES FROM 405 PM TO 415 PM. LARGEST
            HAIL STONES WERE THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS.

0416 PM     HAIL             4 E TUSCOLA             39.80N 88.21W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINED SPOTTER REPORT - RELAYED BY COUNTY EMA

0425 PM     HAIL             1 WNW TUSCOLA           39.80N 88.30W
05/21/2014  M4.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LARGEST HAILSTONES WERE 4 INCHES. MANY 3 INCH HAILSTONES
            NEARBY. 4 INCH HAIL ALSO REPORTED BY NSSL/SHAVE PROJECT.

0435 PM     HAIL             CAMARGO                 39.80N 88.17W
05/21/2014  M3.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DELAYED REPORT.

0441 PM     HAIL             3 N HINDSBORO           39.73N 88.13W
05/21/2014  M2.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0455 PM     HAIL             5 S NEWMAN              39.72N 87.99W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DELAYED REPORT.

0500 PM     HAIL             BROCTON                 39.72N 87.93W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       EDGAR              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL SIZE WAS MAINLY PEAS TO NICKELS WITH LARGEST HAIL
            THE SIZE OF QUARTERS.

0520 PM     HAIL             WHITE HEATH             40.08N 88.50W
05/21/2014  M2.00 INCH       PIATT              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0537 PM     HAIL             TOLONO                  39.99N 88.26W
05/21/2014  M0.75 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0601 PM     HAIL             2 S CHAMPAIGN           40.08N 88.26W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   MESONET

            HAIL REPORT FROM COCORAHS MESONET OBSERVER.

0606 PM     HAIL             SAVOY                   40.06N 88.25W
05/21/2014  M1.75 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SIGNIFICANT HAIL DAMAGE AT WILLARD AIRPORT...CHAMPAIGN
            AIRPORT TO VEHICLES. ALSO...POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO A...B-17
            AIRCRAFT...AT THE AIRPORT. HAIL FELL BETWEEN 0606 AND
            0615 PM.

0606 PM     HAIL             WILLARD AIRPORT         40.04N 88.28W
05/21/2014  M1.75 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0615 PM     HAIL             1 ENE PHILO             40.01N 88.14W
05/21/2014  M0.88 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LOTS OF SHREDDED LEAVES IN THE TREES

0620 PM     HAIL             PHILO                   40.00N 88.16W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL LASTED 5 MINUTES

0655 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 ENE PHILO             40.01N 88.14W
05/21/2014  M1.75 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   COCORAHS

            HEAVY RAIN WITH 1.75 INCHES IN PAST 1.5 HOURS. MINOR
            FLOODING REPORTED.

0709 PM     FLASH FLOOD      3 W SAVOY               40.06N 88.31W
05/21/2014                   CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1.5 FEET OF WATER FLOWING OVER OLD CHURCH STREET ABOUT 3
            MILES WEST OF SAVOY.

0724 PM     HAIL             BROADLANDS              39.91N 88.00W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SHREDDED LEAVES IN THE TREES.

0741 PM     HAIL             SIDELL                  39.91N 87.82W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       VERMILION          IL   MESONET

0806 PM     HAIL             CHRISMAN                39.80N 87.67W
05/21/2014  M1.25 INCH       EDGAR              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0810 PM     HAIL             LAKE OF THE WOODS       40.21N 88.37W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF 1 INCH HAIL.

0815 PM     HAIL             1 NNE MAHOMET           40.21N 88.39W
05/21/2014  M1.75 INCH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   COCORAHS

1000 PM     FLASH FLOOD      SCOTTLAND               39.80N 87.60W
05/21/2014                   EDGAR              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
Rainfall across IL from 7 am Wed/May 21 until 7 am Thu/May 22, 2014 


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