Hail Map for Alta, IA

The Alta, IA area has had 3 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 8 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Alta, IA on 45 occasions, including 5 occasions during the past year.

Name: Alta, IA
Where Located: 5.5 miles WNW of Storm Lake, IA
Map: Google Map for Alta, IA
Population: 1883
Housing Units: 838
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Hail and Wind Damage Spotted near Alta, IA

Date / Time Report Details
8/18/2017 9:57 PM CDT The tornado warning for southeastern cherokee and southwestern buena vista counties will expire at 1000 pm cdt, the tornado threat has diminished and the tornado warning has been cancelled. however, large hail and damaging winds remain likely and a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for the area. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 100 am cdt for northwestern iowa. to report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. they will relay your report to the national weather service sioux falls.
8/18/2017 9:53 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 8/18/2017 9:58 PM CDT At 952 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near alta, or 8 miles west of storm lake, moving southeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. This severe thunderstorm will be near, lakeside around 1000 pm cdt.
8/18/2017 9:39 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 8/18/2017 9:43 PM CDT At 938 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near aurelia, or near cherokee, moving southeast at 35 mph (radar indicated rotation). Hazards include tornado and ping pong ball size hail. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. tree damage is likely. This dangerous storm will be near, alta around 955 pm cdt.
8/18/2017 9:26 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 8/18/2017 9:31 PM CDT At 926 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near larrabee, or 7 miles northeast of cherokee, moving southeast at 30 mph (radar indicated rotation). Hazards include tornado and ping pong ball size hail. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. tree damage is likely. this dangerous storm will be near, aurelia around 940 pm cdt. Alta around 955 pm cdt.
6/13/2017 10:40 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/13/2017 10:45 PM CDT At 1039 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near fostoria to marathon to near sac city, moving east at 50 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. these severe storms will be near, albert city around 1045 pm cdt. terril around 1100 pm cdt. other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include gillett grove, dickens, rossie and rembrandt. A tornado watch remains in effect until 200 am cdt for northwestern and west central iowa.
6/13/2017 10:29 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/13/2017 10:33 PM CDT At 1028 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near hartley to near sioux rapids to near odebolt, moving northeast at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. these severe storms will be near, sioux rapids and albert city around 1035 pm cdt. marathon and webb around 1040 pm cdt. fostoria around 1045 pm cdt. milford, wahpeton and west okoboji around 1050 pm cdt. arnolds park and okoboji around 1055 pm cdt. spirit lake, orleans, terril and superior around 1100 pm cdt. other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include moneta, dickens, calumet, rossie, gillett grove, meriden and rembrandt. locations from the iowa great lakes south through spencer may see the strong winds with little lightning or rain as the strong winds have surged ahead of the main area of storms. A tornado watch remains in effect until 200 am cdt for northwestern and west central iowa.
6/13/2017 10:15 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/13/2017 10:18 PM CDT At 1015 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near sanborn to 6 miles northeast of aurelia to near arthur, moving east at 50 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. severe thunderstorms will be near, linn grove and truesdale around 1025 pm cdt. sioux rapids around 1030 pm cdt. everly around 1035 pm cdt. albert city and marathon around 1040 pm cdt. spencer in clay county and fostoria around 1045 pm cdt. terril and lost island lake around 1100 pm cdt. other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include moneta, dickens, calumet, rossie, gillett grove, meriden and rembrandt. A tornado watch remains in effect until 200 am cdt for northwestern and west central iowa.
6/13/2017 9:51 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/13/2017 9:55 PM CDT At 950 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near marcus to near danbury, moving east at 60 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. severe thunderstorms will be near, cleghorn around 955 pm cdt. cherokee around 1000 pm cdt. battle creek and larrabee around 1005 pm cdt. ida grove around 1010 pm cdt. arthur and linn grove around 1015 pm cdt. other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include meriden and rembrandt. precautionary/preparedness actions, for your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. this is a dangerous situation. these storms are producing widespread wind damage across parts of sioux city. Seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows! && a tornado watch remains in effect until 200 am cdt for northwestern and west central iowa.
7/7/2016 12:25 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 7/7/2016 12:28 AM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for o`brien, cherokee, clay and buena vista counties will expire at 1230 am cdt, the storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property. therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. however gusty winds are still possible with these thunderstorms. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 200 am cdt for northwestern iowa.
7/7/2016 12:15 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 7/7/2016 12:19 AM CDT At 1215 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near sutherland to near galva, moving east at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. these severe storms will be near, peterson around 1225 am cdt. lakeside, royal, linn grove and greenville around 1230 am cdt. Other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include rossie, gillett grove, calumet, dickens, meriden, rembrandt and moneta.
7/6/2016 11:52 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 7/6/2016 11:55 PM CDT At 1151 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near granville to near washta, moving east at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. severe thunderstorms will be near, washta around 1155 pm cdt. paullina and quimby around 1200 am cdt. primghar around 1205 am cdt. sutherland around 1215 am cdt. peterson around 1225 am cdt. lakeside, royal, linn grove and greenville around 1230 am cdt. Other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include rossie, gillett grove, calumet, dickens, meriden, rembrandt and moneta.
4/24/2016 5:50 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 4/24/2016 5:53 PM CDT At 547 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near peterson, or 12 miles northeast of cherokee, and is nearly stationary. a strong circulation center exist on this area, which is capable of producing 70 to 80 mph wind speeds as it tracks toward linn grove. be very vigilant southwest of linn grove for very strong wind potential. this is a very dangerous storm (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 to 80 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. mobile homes will be damaged. expect damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles. extensive tree damage and power outages could occur. this severe storm will be near, royal and greenville around 600 pm cdt. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include rossie, meriden, rembrandt, moneta and calumet.
4/24/2016 5:27 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 4/24/2016 5:31 PM CDT At 527 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over cherokee, moving northeast at 45 mph. at 523 pm, quarter sized hail was reported by law enforcement, 2 miles south of cherokee (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. this severe thunderstorm will be near, aurelia around 530 pm cdt. larrabee around 535 pm cdt. peterson and linn grove around 550 pm cdt. royal and greenville around 600 pm cdt. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include rossie, meriden, rembrandt, moneta and calumet.
4/24/2016 5:17 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 4/24/2016 5:20 PM CDT At 515 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over quimby, or 9 miles southwest of cherokee, moving northeast at 40 mph. several reports of quarter to golf ball size hail has been reported with this storm over the past 30 minutes (radar indicated). Hazards include golf ball size hail and 60 to 65 mph wind gusts. People and animals outdoors will be injured. expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. this severe storm will be near, cherokee and aurelia around 530 pm cdt. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include oto and meriden.
4/24/2016 4:58 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 4/24/2016 5:01 PM CDT At 457 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near washta, or 18 miles southwest of cherokee, moving northeast at 45 mph. golf ball size hail was reported at 4:50 pm, 3 miles southwest of correctionville by law enforcement (radar indicated). Hazards include golf ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. People and animals outdoors will be injured. expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. this severe storm will be near, washta around 500 pm cdt. quimby around 510 pm cdt. cherokee and aurelia around 525 pm cdt. larrabee around 530 pm cdt. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include oto and meriden.
4/24/2016 4:43 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 4/24/2016 4:46 PM CDT At 441 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near anthon, or 21 miles west of ida grove, moving northeast at 55 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. this severe thunderstorm will be near, correctionville, pierson and cushing around 450 pm cdt. washta around 455 pm cdt. quimby around 500 pm cdt. cherokee and aurelia around 515 pm cdt. larrabee around 520 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include oto and meriden. there are also more severe or near severe cells moving northeastward through northern and central monona county at this time. They are also moving northeastward and will impact eastern woodbury county.
6/22/2015 6:29 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/22/2015 6:32 AM CDT At 628 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near emmetsburg to storm lake, moving east at 75 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings. These severe thunderstorms will remain over mainly rural areas of buena vista, southern clay, northeastern woodbury, cherokee, eastern plymouth, southern o`brien and northern ida counties, including the following locations, rossie, gillett grove, meriden, rembrandt and calumet.
6/22/2015 6:21 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/22/2015 6:24 AM CDT At 621 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near emmetsburg to near alta, moving east at 75 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts. Expect considerable tree damage. damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings. These severe thunderstorms will remain over mainly rural areas of buena vista, southern clay, northeastern woodbury, cherokee, eastern plymouth, southern o`brien and northern ida counties, including the following locations, rossie, gillett grove, meriden, rembrandt and calumet.
6/22/2015 6:13 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/22/2015 6:16 AM CDT At 613 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near silver lake to near quimby, moving east at 90 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. these severe storms will be near, storm lake, lakeside and truesdale around 625 am cdt. newell around 630 am cdt. other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include rossie, gillett grove, meriden, rembrandt and calumet. Trained weaker spotters have reported tree damage in cleghorn.
6/22/2015 5:52 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Alta, IA at 6/22/2015 5:55 AM CDT At 551 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near primghar to 6 miles east of hinton, moving east at 75 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. severe thunderstorms will be near, sutherland around 555 am cdt. royal and pierson around 605 am cdt. washta and greenville around 610 am cdt. quimby and webb around 615 am cdt. holstein around 620 am cdt. galva around 625 am cdt. lakeside around 630 am cdt. newell around 640 am cdt. Other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include rossie, gillett grove, meriden, rembrandt and calumet.
8/31/2014 6:44 PM CDT Quarter sized hail reported 4.2 miles N of Alta, IA
1/1/0001 12:00 AM Half Dollar sized hail reported 4.6 miles NNE of Alta, IA
1/1/0001 12:00 AM Quarter sized hail reported 6.3 miles N of Alta, IA, hail up to the size of quarters covered the ground.