You can be caught in a hailstorm at a moment’s notice in just about any part of the entire country. Hailstorms can be unpredictable, and they can do a lot of damage to vehicles since people don’t usually realize they’re coming. But there are specific places where hailstorms are more common than in other places, and those who live in these places need to be extra mindful of them to avoid the consequences of a hailstorm.
In general, landlocked states that are located in the Midwest and throughout the Great Plains tend to experience hailstorms far more often than states in other parts of the country. States like Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska have high rates of hailstorms as compared to other states. The city of Cheyenne, Wyoming, in particular, can have as many as 10 hailstorms in a single year.
Why are there so many hailstorms in these states? It’s mostly because the freezing altitude of the air in these regions is under 11,000 feet. This creates the perfect conditions for hail to form and then fall to the earth. Hailstorms tend to take place most often between the spring and the fall with the May through September range being the worst time of year for the storms. Anytime there is a high moisture content in the air coupled with thunderstorm clouds and freezing temperatures in those clouds, hail could potentially be on the way. And if you get stuck in the resulting storm in your vehicle, you could end with a lot of damage to it.
Impact Paintless Dent Repair is well aware of the damage that hail can do. We have shops located in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana, and we can repair damage done to vehicles as a result of a hailstorm. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for any hail damage your vehicle has sustained.