Coosa County to Russell County Hail Swath
April 10, 2009
 

 A persistently rotating thunderstorm, called a supercell, produced a long path of hail across Central Alabama. Hail fell from near Lake Mitchell in Coosa County, to Lake Martin in Tallapoosa County, through Lee County, and into Russell County. The largest hail was reported in the vicinity of Lake Martin. In this area, the hail covered the ground and was several feet deep in places. The hail size ranged from golf ball to softball. The hail was still present on the ground during the storm survey some 18 hours after the event. Some of the remaining hail measured 2 inches in diameter. The hail produced significant tree damage where all greenery was completely removed. Numerous vehicles, boats and structures were damaged by the very large hail. Although the supercell thunderstorm went through strength cycles, numerous locations reported hail at least 1 inch in diameter along the path.

 

 


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Tree Debris Through the Forest

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Imprint of Very Large Hailstone

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Vehicle Damage

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Hail Imprints and Tree Debris

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Hail Size 18hrs After Event

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Hail Size 18hrs After Event

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Tree Damage

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Vehicle Damage

 

 

 

 

 


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