Where Do Hail Storms Come From?

Hail storms – and the resulting hail damage – is just a fact of life in many areas. Summer means sunshine, warm temperatures, longer days, and hail storms. While they may be a common phenomenon in many states during the summer months, did you ever wonder what causes hail storms?

Hail stones are formed during thunderstorms, but not just any thunderstorms. A storm with a particularly unstable mass of air is required to produce hail. While these storms usually occur during summer, they are actually possible at any time of the year.

Hail is formed when water particles are thrust upward by a wind current to a level where the temperatures are below freezing. As the water droplet freezes, it becomes heavier and falls back down until an updraft again lifts it above the freezing level. This process is repeated over and over again, with the hail stone being coated with moisture as it falls and then freezing as it is lifted higher in the storm.

This process is repeated until the hail stone are either too heavy to be kept in the air by the updrafts or they fall into a downdraft. Once this happens, the hail stones fall to the ground.

Fortunately, serious injuries and fatalities are uncommon during hail storms. They do, however, occur sometimes with serious storms. Property damage, including dents and dings on vehicles, is quite common during hail storms though.

Impact Paintless Dent Repair is your solution when a vehicle is damaged by hail stones. We are able to repair most hail damage, while keeping your vehicle’s original finish. Paintless dent repair can save you  a lot of time and money. In many cases, we may be able to repair your vehicle in one day and often for less than the cost of the insurance deductible. Contact us today  to request a quote or to learn more about our services.


Written by Chad Harley

Chad Harley

Professional hail technician since 1998. Vale National Master Craftsman 2004. Over a decade of experience in collision repair and refinishing prior to paintless dent repair.

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