All Hail Breaks Loose: Can Shock Waves Stop Hail Season?

Hail season: there’s no stopping it, though many have tried. In 14th century Europe, people thought they could prevent a hailstorm from occurring by ringing church bells or firing cannons. This belief lasted into the 19th and 20th centuries with the use of hail cannons, which create shock waves thatRead More

Don't you wish hail season was over already?

‘What the Hail?’ Part 2: Repairing Hailstorm Damage

Last week we discussed the effects of hail in terms of property damage and insurance claims. Hailstorms can result in millions of dollars in damage to homes and commercial properties, and they are hazardous to vehicles left outside. While the costs associated with hailstorm damage are covered by most insuranceRead More

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‘What the Hail?’ Part 1: Evaluating Hail Season’s Damage

If you live in a colder climate, you probably have to scrape ice off your car windshield each winter. If you live in Colorado Springs, however, you may have spent the last week of July digging your car out of the ice, too. Clearly, winter wasn’t to blame for theRead More

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