# How big of hail can damage a car?

While hail of any size can cause damage to your car, hail with a diameter of at least one inch is likely to lead to medium to severe damage. Unless you have hours watching weather reports every day, you may get caught in a storm by surprise. It is therefore important to know what hail damage looks like and what to do about it.

December 1, 2020 While hail of any size can cause damage to your car, hail with a diameter of at least one inch is likely to lead to medium to severe damage. Unless you have hours watching weather reports every day, you may get caught in a storm by surprise.

This begs the question “Can quarter size hail damage cars?”

Well, there is no clear size for hail to damage vehicles. Usually, one inch or size of a quarter hail can damage your car. In most situations, hail that is smaller than an inch does not cause significant damage unless it is wind-driven.

However, Pea-sized hail (1/4 of an inch) or marble-sized hail (1/2 inch) might not cause damage. Anything larger, say a dime or a quarter (3/4 to one inch) can cause serious and severe damage. Golf ball-sized hail is 1 ¾ inch and softball-sized hail is 4 ½ inches according to NOAA.

## How big can hail get?

Hail has a diameter of 5 mm (0.20 in) or more. Hailstones can grow to 15 cm (6 in) and weigh more than 0.5 kg (1.1 lb). Unlike ice pellets, hailstones are layered and can be irregular and clumped together. What is the biggest hail ever recorded?

This begs the inquiry “What is considered large hail?”

Pea = 1/4 inch diameter. Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter. Penny = 3/4 inch diameter. Nickel = 7/8 inch. Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe. Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch. Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches. Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches. Baseball = 2 3/4 inches. Tea cup = 3 inches, and more items.

This of course begs the inquiry “What is the size of a golf ball size hail?”

Golf ball-sized hail is 1 ¾ inch and softball-sized hail is 4 ½ inches according to NOAA. Only a professional should evaluate the extent of the damage to your business or your home.

Dime/Penny = 3/4 inch diameter – hail penny size or larger is considered severe There is never a claim that you do not need a Public Adjuster to help you and fight for your best interest when dealing with a for-profit insurance company that only cares for their bottom line.

## Is hail damage to my car covered by insurance?

SALT LAKE CITY — As winter weather has finally rolled into much of Utah, you can bet that it will lead to some insurance you are not covered for weather-related things like hail, floods, or a snow-soaked branch falling on your car.

Not all hail storms cause damage or enough damage that you should open up an insurance claim. However, Pea-sized hail (1/4 of an inch) or marble-sized hail (1/2 inch) might not cause damage. Anything larger, say a dime or a quarter (3/4 to one inch) can cause serious and severe damage.