Facts + Statistics: Hail


NOAA’s National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Annual Severe Weather Report Summary reported 4,436 hail events in 2022 compared to 3,762 in 2021. Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas and South Dakota had the largest number of hail events according to NOAA.

According to a March 2023 analysis by State Farm, the company paid out over $3.5 billion in hail claims in 2022, an increase of more than $1 billion from 2021 due to increased hail claims and inflation.  State Farm’s top states for hail claims were Minnesota, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois and Nebraska.

Property hail claims

Top Five States By Number Of Major Hail Events, 2022 (1)


Rank State Number of hail events
1 Texas 458
2 Nebraska 399
3 Minnesota 387
4 Kansas 289
5 South Dakota 275
  United States 4,436

(1) Hailstones one inch in diameter or larger.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

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