Hail Gallery

May 27, 2009, Las Vegas, NM

A storm stalled over Las Vegas, producing an hour of hail that accumulated to 4-6 inches deep in much of the city. I had the good fortune of having the top photo above published in Weatherwise Magazine, as part of an article about deep hail accumulations.

June 8, 2015, near Wagon Mound, NM

A supercell storm produced a swath of deep hail accumulations north and east of Wagon Mound, reported as deep as a foot but 4-5 inches was the deepest I saw, with some of the stones up to 1.5" in diameter.

May 17, 2019, Culbertson, NE

May 22, 2017, south of Santa Rosa, NM

May 25, 2023, Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tucumcari was hit with a prolonged hailstorm with up to golfball hail, including the motel where I was staying after my storm chase. It caused extensive damage theroughout town. Luckily, the motel had an available carport where I was able to put my car to keep it out of the hail.

June 16, 2023, Sringfield, Colorado

This stone, in the parking lot of my motel when I arrived after the chase, was about 2.5 inches in diameter, but some that fell in Springfield were as large as four inches.

May 29, 2004, Thomas, OK

Although this stone was about 2.5" in diameter, I saw others along the road that were 4". There were spotter reports of up to 4.75" hail with this storm.

April 15, 2012, Pagosa Springs, CO

The most interesting aspect of this storm is that it occurred in a wintry setting - the same convective cell that produced this up to quarter-sized hail also produced snow and graupel (snow pellets), with the surface temperature ranging from the upper 30s to lower 40s. This cell and other nearby cells, which also produced copious quantities of graupel, snow, and possibly hail, occurred at the end of an intermittent 2-day winter storm that earlier produced a few inches of snow in the valleys and upwards of a foot and a half in the mountains.

April 7, 2006, Mt. Vernon, IL

Video from another hailstorm this same day here.

June 3, 2008, Sangre de Cristo foothills above Santa Fe, NM

February 27, 1999, Between Troy and St. Jacob, IL

This page last updated July 14, 2023.