2" Hail South East of Kansas City, MO on 3/27/2014

Lots of hail activity was reported south east of Kansas City on 3/27/2014. Jefferson City, MO and Columbia, MO were impacted the most. This hail storm lasted for over 7 hours and we received over 50 spotter reports. Buy AniSwath or Login & View Paths Learn about AniSwath - animated premium hail map Learn about HailStrike Subscriptions - unlimited hail paths with a HailStrike Subscription…

Announcing the Hail Map Locator

Today, we are announcing our new Hail Map Locator! How does the Hail Map Locator work? Go to Hailstrike.com, type in a city or address, and hit enter. A list of the most recent hail activity within 25 miles of that location will appear in the results. Quickly view an overview image of each storm before you decide to purchase a map. Or better yet, with an active HailStrike subscription you can immediately view paths of any hail storm reported by the Nexrad Radar Network within the last 5 years, anywhere in the lower 48. Finding areas to work has never been this easy, simple and fast. Give it a try: http://HailStrike.com…

Welcome Storm Season 2014

Below are our favorite storms for the 2014 Storm Season: Baseball sized hail reported near Denton, TX 4/03/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths Baseball sized hail reported to have produced holes in siding near St. Louis MO on 4/03/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths 2" hail all around Sringfield MO on 4/03/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths 2" hail near St. Louis MO and right through Fulton MOBuy AniSwath or View Paths 2" hail south of Wichita KS and near Burlington KS on 4/02/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths 2" hail near Austin TX, Killeen TX, and Temple TX on 3/28/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths 2" hail near Shreveport LA on 3/28/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths 2" hail south east of Kansas City, MO 3/27/2014Buy AniSwath or View Paths Up…

HailStrike 3.1.1 Release Notes

We've been hard at work since releasing HailStrike 3.0, and we're happy to announce that a new version of HailStrike is live and ready for use at app.hailstrike.com . New Features: Spotter report queries once again have demographic information, and should be much faster from now on. Be on the lookout for population and housing units, etc when you click on a spotter report! History queries should be faster and more accurate for zip code searches, as it now provides results only for the specific zip code rather than the entire county the zip code is in. Paths date range queries will now show the user whether there was a hail spotter report within the search radius for the dates returned. The "Get Centered Address" button has returned. Use this to center your map over a house and…

CASA's Great Undertaking

We are reminded every year of the great need for tornado early warning systems. This year Oklahoma endured widespread devastation in Moore and witnessed the record breaking EF-5 monster that passed along El Reno’s doorstep. You may have wondered, “Why aren’t we able to track tornadoes by radar?” The answer to that question is eloquently put on CASA’s website. “Today's weather forecasting and warning systems utilize data from high-power, long-range radars that have limited ability to observe the lower part of the atmosphere because of the Earth's curvature. This means that meteorological conditions in the lower troposphere are under-sampled, leaving us with precious little predicting and detecting capability where most weather forms.” CASA’s plan is place networks of smaller, short-range radars that won’t be affected by Earth’s curvature and objects that can easily block…

Strange Radar Activity Over Huntsville, Alabama

On June 4th 2013 a strange blob of radar activity appeared in Huntsville, Alabama. Local weather meteorologists were surprised to say the least when what they originally thought was a popup storm appeared on radar. Matthew Havin, data services manager at weather technology company Baron Services, told LiveScience in an email that they were receiving calls and emails from all over Huntsville and from meteorologists of neighboring states trying to figure out what was going on. Theories attempting to explain the event ranged from ladybug swarms to aliens (of course). After analyzing the unusual blob with dual-polarity radar they were able to determine that the cloud was likely military chaff. It turns out that after contacting Redstone Arsenal it was confirmed that they had been testing military chaff that dispersed in a cloud formation. Not as exciting as ALIENS, but…