In July of 2010, a 22-pound, 19 inch circumference natural hail stone was discovered. *Hailed* as the largest hailstone ever recorded, it’s unlikely that every storm will produce stones of this size. But even smaller hail stones can cause big damage.
Almost every state has experienced a major hailstorm in is history, but alarmingly, more hail storms are occurring across the mid-Atlantic and central United States than ever. Just in 2017 alone, more than 11 million properties were affected, racking up a national bill of $1.7 billion in property damage. Globally, extreme weather in the same year caused $330 billion in property damage and resulted in over $135 billion in insurance claims. But hail in particular remains difficult to insure, as damage comes in varying degrees and hailstorms themselves are hard to predict.
In the face of growing hail storm frequency, how can we weatherproof our homes and our wallets? The answer may lie in AI and IoT capabilities. Take a look at this infographic for more on national hail damage and how its unpredictability is encouraging tech advancements.
infographic by: weathercheck.co