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Top 25 Hail Cities

For the past decade, hail activity has continued to increase across the United States with many metro areas commonly being impacted by hail 2 inches and greater in size. Recently, a city in Texas was hit with a storm that produced stones the size of a softball!


While the data is always changing, the list below represents the current top 25 cities that experience the most hail activity. This list was compiled using hail frequency, hail size, population, and other metrics. Some of these cities may be a surprise to readers.


1. Dallas, TX

The Dallas, TX area has had 47 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 107 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Dallas, TX on 133 occasions, including 14 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


2. San Antonio, TX

The San Antonio, TX area has had 116 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 86 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near San Antonio, TX on 94 occasions, including 13 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


3. Chicago, IL

The Chicago, IL area has had 38 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 55 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Chicago, IL on 96 occasions, including 9 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


4. Houston, TX

The Houston, TX area has had 46 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 78 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Houston, TX on 158 occasions, including 21 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


5. Denver, CO

The Denver, CO area has had 94 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 38 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Denver, CO on 118 occasions, including 16 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


6. Washington, DC

The Washington, DC area has had 17 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 185 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Washington, DC on 56 occasions, including 11 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


7. Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma City, OK area has had 167 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 161 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Oklahoma City, OK on 190 occasions, including 17 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


8. Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis, MN area has had 75 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 21 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Minneapolis, MN on 65 occasions, including 6 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


9. Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City, MO area has had 107 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 132 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Kansas City, MO on 128 occasions, including 11 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


10. St. Louis, MO

The St. Louis, MO area has had 43 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 60 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near St. Louis, MO on 93 occasions, including 10 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


11. Boston, MA

The Boston, MA area has had 5 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 42 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Boston, MA on 12 occasions, including 2 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


12. Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore, MD area has had 16 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 83 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Baltimore, MD on 62 occasions, including 9 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


13. New York City, NY

The New York, NY area has had 10 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 184 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near New York, NY on 33 occasions, including 7 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


14. Raleigh, NC

The Raleigh, NC area has had 61 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 109 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Raleigh, NC on 97 occasions, including 6 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


15. Louisville, KY

The Louisville, KY area has had 35 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 62 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Louisville, KY on 120 occasions, including 1 occasion during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


16. Nashville, TN

The Nashville, TN area has had 47 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 91 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Nashville, TN on 133 occasions, including 10 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


17. Indianapolis, IN

The Indianapolis, IN area has had 99 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 54 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Indianapolis, IN on 112 occasions, including 6 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


18. Detroit, MI

The Detroit, MI area has had 3 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 24 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Detroit, MI on 34 occasions, including 2 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


19. Omaha, NE

The Omaha, NE area has had 115 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 28 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Omaha, NE on 130 occasions, including 7 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


20. Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta, GA area has had 17 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 48 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Atlanta, GA on 69 occasions, including 3 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


21. Memphis, TN

The Memphis, TN area has had 23 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 156 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Memphis, TN on 111 occasions, including 2 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


22. Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia, PA area has had 1 report of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 279 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Philadelphia, PA on 41 occasions, including 6 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


23. Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte, NC area has had 33 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 173 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Charlotte, NC on 107 occasions, including 17 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


24. Charleston, SC

The Charleston, SC area has had 29 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 48 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Charleston, SC on 52 occasions, including 3 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


25. Columbus, OH

The Columbus, OH area has had 21 reports of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 54 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Columbus, OH on 75 occasions, including 7 occasions during the past year. Source: Interactive Hail Maps


Commercial real estate investors should be aware of the hail activity in their area. Hail damage that goes unidentified can cause slow leaks within the roof system of a commercial asset, creating maintenance issues when least expected.


A positive aspect of hail damage, is that many savvy investors are leveraging this negative situation to improve their financial position. Hail risk mitigation firms such as HailSolve can offer solutions that help investors to increase working capital and portfolio value.


Download our firm overview to learn more about HailSolve's solutions or contact us today to discuss your portfolio in detail.


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