While the National Hail Team comes through after the storm, it’s true that they keep their eyes to the sky to predict when they will be needed. Thanks to the National Science Foundation, National Hail Team has the necessary knowledge and expertise to help the Dallas area handle the aftermath of this damaging type of weather.
The National Science Foundation reported on the Mayfest Storm in May of this year, when a hail storm fell on Fort Worth, hitting the outdoor Mayfest Festival. 100 people were injured, and $2 billion in damages befell the town. This type of damage is why the National Hail Team is so important in Texas; understanding when and where hail will strike is part of both the National Science Foundation and the National Hail Team’s area of expertise.
Scientists have learned that storms that have a rotating updraft on the Southwest side of the system cause the most damage, bringing tornadoes and hail. These storms are most common on the plains of the U.S. However, predicting when these storms will happen still eludes scientists in the area.
Luckily, a team of scientists at Oklahoma University is working to remedy that situation. Predicting when these types of storms will hit will help prepare residents of Dallas for hail. Properties will be better protected and personal injury will reduce. The OU team is working on a project called The Severe Hail Analysis, Representation, and Prediction (SHARP) project, according to the National Science Foundation website. They hope to discover technology and methods to help predict when these storms will happen, patterns and develop a warning system for residents.
However, little information currently exists on these storms. For now, companies such as the National Hail Team are ready to help with cleanup damage, standing at the ready through every storm. While the future holds better preparation for less damage to property, the need for a hail repair team will never disappear. Contact us today to talk more about hail damage, protecting your property, and the future of predicting hail storms.
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