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Thunderstorms Bringing Hail Damage to Charlottesville Homes?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A person holds a golfball-sized hailstone. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Our local team in Charlottesville responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Albemarle County. Last year there were four reported hail incidents within ten miles of Charlottesville’s city center. The largest hailstone was said to have a diameter of 1.75-inches or the size of a golfball.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) classifies hailstones by comparing them to known objects. Usually, hailstorms drop a mix of hailstones of varying sizes, and only the exceptionally large hailstones pose any 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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Storm damage can happen at any time. When your Charlottesville home or commercial business has storm damage, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help.® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 434-977-5850.

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