The impact from a June hailstorm over Texas with baseball to softball-sized hail is expected to cause over $1 billion in insured losses, according to catastrophe modeling firm Karen Clark and Company.
The storm occurred June 10th to 13th as a stationary frontal boundary from Texas to Georgia brought converging air over the Central Plains, causing near-daily thunderstorms.
The storms were stronger than average due to intense instability, producing larger updrafts that penetrated the atmosphere, according to KCC. This allowed large hail to grow.
In Mansfield, Texas, hail was recorded at 5.23 inches in diameter, nearly breaking the state record. Dallas faced daily large hail impact as well, KCC said.
Was this article valuable?
Here are more articles you may enjoy.