Tag: hail risk

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May 10

Are We Seeing More Hail In A Warmer, Wetter World? Experts Say Not Yet

“Come hell, hail or high water.” For anyone who has had their car dinged or shingles shredded, there’s a perception that damaging hail is on the rise. But a careful look at the observational record suggests otherwise. As a meteorologist and businessman, I respond to data. If I ignore data, evidence or trends that make me uncomfortable, I quickly go out of business. Separating out the signal of climate change from the noise of random everyday weather is challenging. When it comes to hail trends, perception, and a changing observational baseline over time, may be trumping reality. A graphic from...