On August 9, 1843, a severe hailstorm hit about 4 miles south of Round Grove “on the Grand Prairie” . Large hailstones accumulated 2-3” deep, flattening the tall stems of prairie grass & vegetable gardens & crop fields.
Even at 11:30 a.m. on August 10, a man brought a pint container of large hailstones to the Lafayette Courier newspaper office to show that were deposited by the storm at 3 p.m. on August 9. He said that “thousands of bushels could have been gathered.”
Site of hailstorm:
It was active for severe & flooding storms in early August with many reports like these from Pennsylvania to D.C. to New York to even Maine. It was a very, very wet & stormy mid to late summer mid-Atlantic to the northeast.
- August 9, 1843 Significant Hailstorm "On the Grand Prairie"
- Potentially Significant Weekend Snowfall
- Significant Changes and Snow Chances
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- Breaking Down This Weekend's Potentially Significant Snowfall
- Significant Winter Storm Heads for the Midwest
- August 24: Friday Feedback
- August 31 Friday Feedback
- Hints of a Significant Cool Down Next Week
- Local Weather History: June 10, 1939 Significant Severe Weather Outbreak