Facts + Statistics: Hail


NOAA’s National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Annual Severe Weather Report Summary reported 6,962 hail events in 2023 compared to 4,436 in 2022. Texas, and Nebraska had the largest number of hail events according to NOAA in 2023.

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, 2023 (1)

Rank State Number of hail events
1 Texas 1,123
2 Nebraska 486
3 Kansas 459
4 Colorado 400
4 Missouri 400
  United States 6,962

(1) Hailstones one inch in diameter or larger.

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

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