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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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    1. Costly Hail Storms in the U.S. Hail No By: Sarah Arnold Criminology and Political Science College of Arts and Sciences

    2. Hail Formation More Updraft  More Rings  Larger Hailstones

    3. Types of Hail Damage Crop Damage Automobile Damage Building Damage

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. Hail Storm Damage

    7. Cold Mountain Updrafts Hail Alley Dry Warm Air Moist Warm Air

    8. Dallas Hailstorm:3rd Costliest Hailstorm in U.S. History • 5 May, 1995 • Hail up to softball size • 70 mph winds • Flash flooding

    9. Total Cost of Damage: $1.1 billion

    10. 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

    11. Total Cost of Damage: $1.6 billion

    12. 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

    13. Total Cost of Damage: $1.9 billion

    14. 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

    15. Hail News Awesomeness

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