- Brown = 5% probability of hail 1″ or larger within 25 miles of a point.
- Yellow = 15% probability of hail 1″ or larger within 25 miles of a point.
- Red = 30% probability of hail 1″ or larger within 25 miles of a point.
- Black = 10% probability of hail 2″ or larger within 25 miles of a point.
Another day, another bullseye by the Storm Prediction Center… We have our third day in a row of +15% zones predicted and nailed – and not from the typical March hail zones (think south and central Texas). On Sunday we had Arkansas, Monday we had the Carolinas, and finally Tuesday in western & central Illinois.
We’d have given the SPC an “A+” if any of the hail had made it to Chicagoland… Everyone from Chicago were crossing their fingers & toes hoping one of those monsters would meander all the way through the 15% zone. They all petered out.
But hey, it’s MARCH!! Hail like this hasn’t happened like this in mid-March since ’13 – and still, that was in the south! We’re up in Illinois already.
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