November 7, 2018 | Severe Hail Storm in Pelahatchie and Sandhill, Mississippi
Pelahatchie & Sandhill, MS
On 11/7/2018 during the morning hours, a severe hail storm took place over Pelahatchie, MS and Sandhill, MS causing widespread damage from 2.00″ and 1.75″ hailstones, respectively. This damage contributed to property losses county-wide, including damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
Pelahatchie, part of Rankin County, was struck by hen egg sized hail at approximately 8:33 AM CST. The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning. The storms produced strong winds which drove the storm to move northeast at 35 miles per hour and drove hail to severely impact residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the area.
Sandhill, also part of Rankin County, was struck by golf ball sized hail at approximately 8:36 AM CST. The National Weather Service had issued no warnings. The storms produced strong winds which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the area.
Hail storms are uncommon in Pelahatchie, MS and Sandhill, MS, where on a typical year there may be only 3 days of hail per city.
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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