Did the Hail Storm Affect Your Home?
Over 20,000 homes were in hail impact zones during Minnesota's June 4th storm
. The average hailstone size was 1.32" with maximum sizes 1.75" reported. The Greater Minneapolis towns affected by the 6-4-2019 storm include Lakeville, Elko New Market, Burnsville, Kasson, Dodge Center, Silver Lake and Norwood Young America.
Hail is produced when a thunderstorm with strong updrafts freezes water droplets. A storm's dynamics and hail properties can vary widely, but we do know hail can cause dents, holes and gouges in your roof, siding and windows!
If your home was hit by hail, contact a tenured professional at NMC at 763-244-1147 ASAP for a no-cost inspection. We will partner with you and answer all your questions about hail, damage documentation and insurance restoration. Our specialty, for 20 years, is helping homeowners with damage claims. Our staff and crews have streamlined the build-back process so you don't have to struggle with complex forms. Allow NMC to fully restore your home free of stress.
NMC Can Easily Patch You Through
When there are holes or damage to your exterior, it can feel like an emergency, but rely on NMC for knowledgeable advice and proper interim remedies! NMC will arrive in one of our many tool-stocked fleet vehicles and use quality workmanship to patch any leaks or issues temporarily. Please allow our professional experts the opportunity to skillfully care for your home with quality workmanship in roof repair & replacement.
How Hail Formation Works
A hailstone begins life as a core of ice crystals or frozen water. Warm, moist air from underneath a storm cloud creates a strong updraft so that, instead of falling to the earth, that core is blown up through the moist storm cloud, collecting layers of ice — a process called accretion. Gravity eventually pulls the hailstones to the ground. @NWSTwinCities
A thunder cloud must have the proper weather conditions of warm and super-cooled layers to churn out hailstones. Stronger updrafts create larger hailstones. The speed of hailstone travel is complicated; The stone is not a perfect sphere and storm conditions vary, but typically, a quarter-size hailstone can travel around 20-40 mph or faster. Sometimes hail damages only one side of the home due to the extreme variances in velocity, friction and collisions!
Big thunderstorms make for bigger hailstones. The largest US hailstone recovered was on June 23, 2010 that fell in Vivian SD: An 8" diameter and a circumference of 18.62" weighing 1 lb 15 oz. Wow!
Weather experts use radar detection, Dual-polarization technology, to help tell the difference between hail, ice pellets and rain, and even determine hail size. If you have any questions about hail, storm anatomy or corrective actions if your home is damaged, contact NMC for honest answers.
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