Hailstorm Project

Hailstorm Project
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  • Joshua is in the weather channel studio. He states the date (June 22) and gives information about the storm such as its formation and the creation of hail; due to strong updrafts and subzero altitudes. This information about the incoming storm was obtained using dual polarization technology used by the NWS. "Hail storms normally occur in summer months like late June early July annually."
  • Joshua talks about the storm approaching, its direction, wind speeds, and what areas will be affected. He says that Wyatt is in Northern Denver, Colorado, and will be reporting on the scene. A hailstorm warning is in effect as the storm has already been observed. A hailstorm watch has already been issued, stating that the conditions are right for a hailstorm to occur.
  • Wyatt talks about and shows the camera the quarter to tennis ball sized hail. The wind blows on him and his umbrella. He shows the damaged cars and property in the background. There are wind speeds ranging from 60 to 100 mph. This allows falling hail to be thrust at an angle, causing serious damage.
  • It is important to note, that with these strong wind speeds and large hail, windows and car windshields can be easily shattered. It is very important for people to stay inside in a protective shelter and away from windows. Several people have been seriously injured by hail crashing through windows and hitting them.
  • Dangerous hailstorms are common in the Denver area and could cause serious damage to property and people. The estimated cost of this storm would be around 196 million US dollars. In comparison, the most costly Colorado hailstorm set us back 276 million US dollars.
  • Thank you Wyatt. The large hailstorm will be moving northeast, so make sure to seek adequate shelter. Falling hail will be hurtled down at an extremely fast velocity and could cause serious bodily harm or even death. The hail may be tennis ball sized but it is dense and dangerous. Make sure to stay safe and tune in for future updates on this dangerous storm.
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