Hail damage swaths in Nebraska and Iowa

June 20th, 2022 |

GOES-16 Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Day Land Cloud Fire RGB images, with and without Cities labels [click to play animated GIF | MP4]

GOES-16 (GOES-East) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Day Land Cloud Fire RGB images (above) revealed several hail damage swaths — which appeared as brighter shades of yellow in the NDVI images, and shades of brown in the RGB images — across parts of Nebraska and Iowa on 20 June 2022. The swaths of cropland damage were the result of wind-driven hail events that occurred on 06 June, 07 June and 14 June. One of the swaths was nearly 90 miles long (due to a series of training thunderstorms), with some swaths as wide as 10 miles in places.

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