Aspen Claims Service

Measuring Up: Hailstone Size and Growing Damage Claims

 Tuesday, September 13, 2022

 Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Although spring storms leave quite an impression on the Arkansas imagination, the National Weather Service reports that the state typically experiences a secondary severe weather season in the fall or early winter -- two years out of every three.

In 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2014, tornadoes were most prevalent across the state in the fall. Tornadoes commonly come from supercell storms: storms with updrafts of rising air that slowly rotate. But only 20% of supercell storms create tornadoes.

More commonly, supercell thunderstorms create high winds -- and hailstones.

When hail falls and Arkansans want to tell their social media world about it, these are the terms recommended by the National Weather Service...
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