We had some some hail fall in Joneboro this evening as the storms moved through. Most of it was pea-size, but there were some reports of it being a "little" larger. Regardless, it was NOT severe. The National Weather Service defines a "severe" storm as a storm with winds over 58 mph and/or hail that is 1" in diameter. That is about the size of quarters. Tonight's hail was nowhere close to being "severe".
One viewer called and cussed me for not having a warning out for the storm. First of, KAIT does not issue the warnings. That is handled by the National Weather Service. Second, the storm was not severe. Heavy Rain, lighting, thunder, and even penny-size hail does not constitute a warning.
According to radar, it appears the best place to see hail was on the Eastern Side of Jonesboro near Turtle Creek, ASU, and the airport. Hail this small does not cause damage... it just makes the rain louder.
FYI- the above image is a loop of Vertically Integrated Liquid. One way to pinpoint hail...
Have a good night,