August 15, 2019
Hail storms can strike with little warning and produce hailstones as big as softballs. Falling at speeds of 20 to 100 miles an hour, hail of various sizes can dent cars, damage buildings, and badly injure people. On Tuesday, August 15, 2019, a record-breaking hailstorm struck multiple areas throughout the state of Colorado.
According to Accuweather, an unofficial measurement of a hail stone in Bethune, Colorado, had a maximum diameter of 4.83 inches breaking the record of 4.5 inches. Sizable hail also was reported throughout the Plains, in states like Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota. Sometimes referred to as “hail alley,” Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming typically have the most hailstorms. The reason why these areas accumulate so much hail is that the freezing levels in the high plains are much closer to the ground than they are at sea level, where hail has plenty of time to melt before reaching the ground.*
The Brotherhood Mutual Safety Library offers several helpful articles for ministries before, during, and after hailstorm:
Hailstorms Can Strike Without Warning
Answers to Common Claims Questions
Protect Your Ministry Against Building Repair Scams
*Information taken from The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) website.
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