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Tennis Ball-Sized Hailstones Reported in Jefferson County?

8/29/2023 (Permalink)

We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Ken Caryl.

Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl teams respond to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Jefferson County. During the summer months, severe thunderstorms can blow through and cause property damage.

Hailstorms can occur during severe thunderstorms and are associated with intense updrafts within the thunderstorm clouds that allow hailstones to grow larger before falling to the ground. On June 29, hailstones measuring 2.50 inches in diameter, or the size of a tennis ball were reported.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) classifies hailstones by comparing them to a known object. Usually, hailstorms drop a mix of different size hailstones, and only the really large ones pose a serious risk to people when they are caught out in a storm. Here are some hailstone measurements from the NOAA:

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

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When your Ken Caryl home or commercial business has a storm damage emergency, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team will restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-973-4664.

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