Hail Map for Laurens, IA

The Laurens, IA area has had 5 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 14 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Laurens, IA on 43 occasions, including 12 occasions during the past year.

Name: Laurens, IA
Where Located: 22.6 miles NE of Storm Lake, IA
Map: Google Map for Laurens, IA
Population: 1258
Housing Units: 677
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Hail and Wind Damage Spotted near Laurens, IA

Date / Time Report Details
8/28/2018 1:17 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 8/28/2018 1:20 PM CDT At 116 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 9 miles east of newell, or 10 miles southwest of pocahontas, moving north at 40 mph (trained weather spotters). 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. Locations impacted include, pocahontas, laurens, pomeroy, rolfe, havelock, plover and pocahontas municipal airport.
8/28/2018 1:03 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 8/28/2018 1:08 PM CDT At 103 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles southeast of newell, or 9 miles northeast of sac city, moving north at 40 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.
8/5/2018 4:07 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 8/5/2018 4:11 AM CDT At 406 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near lost island lake to near newell to galva, moving east at 60 mph. these are very dangerous storms (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 80 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. mobile homes will be heavily damaged. expect considerable damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles. extensive tree damage and power outages are likely. Locations impacted include, emmetsburg, sac city, pocahontas, rockwell city, lake city, manson, laurens, lake view, odebolt, five island lake, black hawk lake, north twin lake, lost island lake, south twin lake, silver lake, rush lake, graettinger, wall lake, west bend and schaller.
8/5/2018 3:53 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 8/5/2018 3:56 AM CDT At 352 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near spencer in clay county to near alta to near washta, moving southeast at 60 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
7/10/2018 11:58 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 7/10/2018 12:02 PM CDT At 1157 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near laurens, or 10 miles northwest of pocahontas, moving southeast at 25 mph and continuing to weaken (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. Locations impacted include, pocahontas, laurens, rolfe, havelock, plover and pocahontas municipal airport.
7/10/2018 11:50 AM CDT Several reports of 50-60 mph wind and tree damage. time estimated by radar. via mpin in pocahontas county IA, 0.2 miles SSE of Laurens, IA
7/10/2018 11:44 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 7/10/2018 11:47 AM CDT At 1144 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over rush lake, or 15 miles southwest of emmetsburg, moving southeast at 25 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.
7/10/2018 11:32 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 7/10/2018 11:35 AM CDT At 1132 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over silver lake, or 13 miles southwest of emmetsburg, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include ping pong 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. Locations impacted include, laurens, silver lake, rush lake, lost island lake, ruthven, mallard, ayrshire, havelock, plover, curlew and lost island lake state park.
7/10/2018 11:07 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 7/10/2018 11:11 AM CDT At 1106 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near lost island lake, or 8 miles east of spencer in clay county, moving southeast at 45 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.
6/30/2018 1:21 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/30/2018 1:28 PM CDT At 121 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 11 miles north of pocahontas, moving northeast at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include, laurens, west bend, mallard, havelock, plover and rodman.
6/30/2018 1:05 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/30/2018 1:09 PM CDT At 104 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near laurens, or 8 miles northwest of pocahontas, moving northeast at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
5/1/2018 6:12 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northern pocahontas and southern palo alto counties will expire at 615 pm cdt, the storm which prompted the original warning has moved out of the area. therefore this warning will be allowed to expire. however hail is still possible with this thunderstorm. remember, a severe thunderstorm warning still remains in effect for portions of northeastern pocahontas and southeast palo alto counties until 645 pm. a severe thunderstorm watch also remains in effect until 200 am cdt for north central and northwestern iowa.
5/1/2018 5:54 PM CDT Ping Pong Ball sized hail reported 0.2 miles SSE of Laurens, IA, large hail covering the ground.
5/1/2018 5:48 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 5/1/2018 5:53 PM CDT At 548 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northeast of laurens, or 10 miles north of pocahontas, moving east at 35 mph (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. Locations impacted include, laurens, rush lake, west bend, mallard, havelock, plover, curlew and rodman.
5/1/2018 5:46 PM CDT Golf Ball sized hail reported 1.3 miles SW of Laurens, IA, report via social media.
5/1/2018 5:39 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 5/1/2018 5:44 PM CDT At 539 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near rush lake, or 14 miles southwest of emmetsburg, moving northeast at 25 mph (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. Locations impacted include, emmetsburg, laurens, rush lake, west bend, mallard, havelock, cylinder, plover, curlew, rodman and emmetsburg municipal airport.
5/1/2018 5:30 PM CDT Half Dollar sized hail reported 0.2 miles SSE of Laurens, IA, relayed via county sheriff.
5/1/2018 5:29 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 5/1/2018 5:32 PM CDT At 529 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over rush lake, or 15 miles northwest of pocahontas, moving northeast at 35 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.
5/16/2017 8:53 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 5/16/2017 8:57 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for pocahontas, sac and northwestern calhoun counties will expire at 900 pm cdt, new severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for portions of the area where a threat remains. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until midnight cdt for north central, northwestern and west central iowa. remember, a severe thunderstorm warning still remains in effect for 930 pm cdt.
5/16/2017 8:33 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 5/16/2017 8:36 PM CDT At 833 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near pocahontas, moving northeast at 45 mph (trained weather spotters have reported tree damage and quarter sized hail). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include, sac city, pocahontas, laurens, lake view, odebolt, black hawk lake, wall lake, schaller, pomeroy, fonda, rolfe, early, gilmore city, lytton, palmer, havelock, nemaha, plover, varina and pocahontas municipal airport.
5/16/2017 8:18 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 5/16/2017 8:21 PM CDT At 817 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles southwest of pocahontas, moving northeast at 45 mph (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
3/6/2017 4:04 PM CST Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 3/6/2017 4:07 PM CST At 403 pm cst, a severe thunderstorm was located near emmetsburg, moving northeast at 45 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.
7/17/2016 2:35 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 7/17/2016 2:38 AM CDT At 235 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 15 miles northeast of pocahontas, moving southeast at 60 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. locations impacted include, pocahontas, laurens, west bend, rolfe, gilmore city, bode, mallard, havelock, bradgate, plover, st. Joseph, curlew, ottosen, rodman, irvington and pocahontas municipal airport.
7/17/2016 2:21 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 7/17/2016 2:25 AM CDT At 221 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near rush lake, or 11 miles southwest of emmetsburg, moving southeast at 50 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
6/22/2016 2:14 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/22/2016 2:17 AM CDT At 213 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 13 miles west of smith pool to near marathon, moving southeast at 25 mph (public. at 206 am cdt...public reported a large tree branch down in webb. additionally, the algona awos measured a 59 mph wind gust). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. Locations impacted include, algona, emmetsburg, pocahontas, laurens, five island lake, silver lake, rush lake, lost island lake, armstrong, graettinger, west bend, ruthven, rolfe, burt, whittemore, gilmore city, ringsted, wesley, livermore and bode.
6/22/2016 2:02 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/22/2016 2:05 AM CDT At 201 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles east of swan lake to near marathon, moving southeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
6/17/2016 8:29 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/17/2016 8:33 PM CDT At 828 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 3 miles northeast of superior to near webb, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
11/11/2015 2:02 PM CST Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 11/11/2015 2:05 PM CST At 201 pm cst, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles east of newell, or 11 miles southwest of pocahontas, moving north at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. locations impacted include, laurens, fonda and varina. A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 pm cst for west central iowa.
11/11/2015 1:51 PM CST Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 11/11/2015 1:54 PM CST At 151 pm cst, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles southeast of newell, or 11 miles northeast of sac city, moving north at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. damage to vehicles is expected
8/9/2015 9:01 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 8/9/2015 9:04 PM CDT At 900 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near laurens, or 10 miles northwest of pocahontas, moving southeast at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. Siding and trees.
6/22/2015 6:43 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/22/2015 6:46 AM CDT At 642 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 9 miles south of blue earth to 9 miles northeast of pocahontas to 4 miles west of sac city, moving east at 60 mph (emergency management). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect damage to roofs. Siding and trees.
6/22/2015 6:28 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/22/2015 6:31 AM CDT At 628 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 15 miles southeast of blue earth to 6 miles south of smith pool to 13 miles southwest of algona, moving east at 60 mph (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. Locations impacted include, estherville, algona, emmetsburg, pocahontas, dakota city, humboldt, laurens, iowa lake, swan lake, smith pool, ingham lake, okamanpedan lake, lost island lake, five island lake, high lake, silver lake, rush lake, armstrong, graettinger and west bend.
6/22/2015 5:58 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Laurens, IA at 6/22/2015 6:02 AM CDT At 558 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 3 miles west of iowa lake to 3 miles northwest of five island lake to near webb, moving east at 60 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts. Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings.
5/10/2015 7:50 PM CDT At 750 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 5 miles south of laurens, or 8 miles west of pocahontas, moving north at 45 mph (radar indicated rotation). Hazards include tornado. 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, laurens around 800 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include havelock. Radar indicated.
5/10/2015 7:37 PM CDT At 737 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles east of newell, or 11 miles southwest of pocahontas, moving north at 55 mph (radar indicated rotation). Hazards include tornado. 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, laurens around 755 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include havelock, fonda and varina. Radar indicated.
4/9/2013 7:15 PM CDT Delayed report from last night. athletic equipment shed and baseball field dugout at laurens-marathon school destroyed. at least four trees and multiple large branches in pocahontas county IA, 0.2 miles SSE of Laurens, IA
4/9/2013 7:14 PM CDT Shed blown over in pocahontas county IA, 0.2 miles SSE of Laurens, IA
1/1/0001 12:00 AM Baseball sized hail reported 0.2 miles SSE of Laurens, IA, public reported baseball size hail and urban flooding
1/1/0001 12:00 AM Quarter sized hail reported 2.8 miles WNW of Laurens, IA