May 5, 2019 | Severe Hail Storm in Wichita, Kansas
On 5/5/2019 at approximately 10:06 PM, a severe hail storm took place over Sedgwick County, Kansas causing widespread damage from 1.75″ hailstones. This damage contributed to property losses county-wide, including damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
The Wichita area was struck by half dollar to golf ball sized hail in the late evening hours. The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning which may produce a tornado. The storms produced 60 to 70 mile per hour winds which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the area.
Hail storms are common in Wichita, Kansas, where on a typical year there may be 17 days of hail.
Nationwide, hail insurance claims total $1 billion of damage to property and crops each year. Typically, 1″ hail or larger causes damage to roof coverings and exterior surfaces, but depending on the material and existing condition, smaller hail can also produce damage. Hail is often part of other severe weather damage, including tornadoes, thunderstorms or lightning strikes.
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