Friday, March 26, 2010

Tracking Hail Today

While the hail was not large enough to be considered "severe", it was enough to cause some concern in Jonesboro shortly before 2:00. You can see on StormTRACK Doppler 8 that there was a decent little hail core in the storm. In this 3D aspect, you can see that the storm was only about 30-35K feet high, but the freezing level above the ground was pretty low with the upper-level low moving overhead.

The picture below was taken at Fuji Steakhouse in Jonesboro by David Williams. You can see the pea-sized hail accumulating on the windshield wipers.
This next picture was taken by Brad Crawley from Liberty Bank in Jonesboro. Once again, the hail is not large, but it is covering the ground. Hail that does not cause damage is pretty cool!
Our next storm system comes in Saturday night.

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