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Costly Hail Storms in the U.S. Hail No. By: Sarah Arnold Criminology and Political Science College of Arts and Sciences. Hail Formation. More Updraft  More Rings  Larger Hailstones. Types of Hail Damage. Crop Damage. Automobile Damage. Building Damage.

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costly hail storms in the u s
Costly Hail Storms in the U.S.

Hail No

By: Sarah Arnold

Criminology and Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences

hail formation
Hail Formation

More Updraft  More Rings  Larger Hailstones

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Types of Hail Damage

Crop Damage

Automobile Damage

Building Damage

factors that affect hail damage
Factors that Affect Hail Damage
  • Hail Characteristics
    • the size of hailstones
    • number of hailstones that fall per unit area
    • strength of winds during a hail fall
  • Target Characteristics
    • Crop Characteristics
    • Property Characteristics
property damage by hail size
Property Damage by Hail Size
  • Quarter-size (1 inch)
    • Damage to shingles
  • Golf ball (1.75 inches)
    • Dents on Car
  • Baseball (2.75 inches)
    • Windshields smashed
  • Softball (4.5 inches)
    • Holes in roofs
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Cold Mountain Updrafts

Hail Alley

Dry Warm Air

Moist Warm Air

dallas hailstorm 3 rd costliest hailstorm in u s history
Dallas Hailstorm:3rd Costliest Hailstorm in U.S. History
  • 5 May, 1995
    • Hail up to softball size
    • 70 mph winds
    • Flash flooding
st louis hailstorm 2 n d costliest hail storm in u s history
St. Louis Hailstorm:2ndcostliest Hail storm in U.S. History
  • April 28, 2012
    • 2 waves of supercell thunderstorms
    • Hail up to softball size
    • 50-60 mph winds
kansas city hail storm costliest hail storm in u s history
Kansas City Hail Storm:Costliest Hail Storm in U.S. History
  • April 10, 2001
    • Long-lived high-precipitation supercell thunderstorm
    • Winds over 70 mph
    • 9 weak tornados
main points
Main Points
  • Hail Formation
  • Types of Hail Damage
    • Crop Damage, Automobile Damage, Building Damage
  • Trends
    • Hail occurs most often in the Summer
    • Hail occurs most often in the great plains
    • The number of severe hail storms annually is increasing
  • Costliest Hail Storms in U.S. History
    • $1.1 billion: Dallas 1995
    • $1.6 billion: St. Louis 2012
    • $1.9 billion: Kansas City 2001
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