Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Austin, Texas Hail Reports

So far, the best information I have been able to find is pointing to the likelihood of a very small band of hail that might have caused some really light damage on the north side of Austin. I've been looking at some viewer supplied pictures of the hailstones from the storm that moved across Austin this morning, and it looks like most of the hail was dime to ping-pong ball size, with just a small area around MoPac and Parmer, and MoPac and Braker, that might have ended having some light damage.

You can see for yourself at these image galleries here, here and here. This is some pretty early information, so you might want to check these galleries again this evening and in the morning because I'm sure they'll get updated with more pictures as the day goes on.

From what I've seen so far, I'd get on the phone and make sure it's worth it before running on this one.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Malvern, Arkansas Area Hail Damage

OK, so I've been digging around to try and find some confirmation of the hail damage report out of Malvern, AR from yesterday evening with only a little success. I haven't been able to completely confirm that there was actually any damaging hail inside Malvern itself.

I have been able to come up with this picture of some nice size hail stones in the small town of Prattsville, Ar, which, as you can see here, is about half way between Malvern and Sheridan, AR. This report is from out in the middle of the countryside and isn't really worth chasing, so there is no way I'm going to call this report legitimate yet, or advise anyone to run it.

I'll let you know if I'm able to find anything else.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Newport, AR Hail Damage Reports are Legitimate!

Sorry to disturb your January guys, but it looks like it's already time to load the truck and hit the road again. I have been watching this system develop across Arkansas this evening, and there really isn't any surprise that a decent size town got hit.

I can confirm that Newport, Arkansas, in Jackson county (not Ouchita county like the weather service reported) got hit with golfball to baseball size hail stones this evening. KAIT TV out of Jonesboro, AR has a story about the damage here. There are several pictures of the hailstones next to the story.

I'm not going to steal their images, but if you just want to look at the pictures, you can see them here, here, here and here. These are all from either in Newport, or Diaz, AR, a little town on the north side of Newport.

I haven't been able to confirm any of the other hail reports from Malvern, AR, Brinkley, AR or south of Pine Bluff, AR, but as soon as I can find out any information on these other hailstorms I'll get it posted.

Good hunting, and drive careful!

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