Hail is a type of precipitation in the form of solid ice. It usually comes in the spring months when tornados and severe thunderstorms are common. The size of the hail ranges from pebble-size to softball-size. Hail can come in many different weather systems and does not require a severe storm to form.
The National Weather Service issues a severe storm whenever hail reaches a diameter of one inch or more. This number used to be ¾ of an inch, until it was increased this year due to public complacency towards such storms. 1-inch hail is considered to be when hail becomes dangerous and damaging, so paying attention to storms accumulating in your area is important.
If you have experienced a hailstorm recently, please contact us for an inspection and consultation.