Large Hail Reported in St. Mary's County, MD on April 6, 2023

A total of 4 hail reports were documented on April 6, 2023 in Maryland. All of them were reported for St. Mary's County.

Keep in mind that these are only the storms that have been documented on NOAA, so there may have been several other storms that took place, but simply weren't documented. Additionally, NOAA only documents hail that was reported to be at least 1" in diameter. Therefore, there was likely smaller hail that occurred in the general vicinity of the larger storms. Hail slightly smaller than 1" can still cause damage to homes, especially to aluminum siding, which is highly susceptible to denting.

The first reports came from Charlotte Hall, MD, a storm documented to contain hail of 1.25" in diameter. For reference, this is about the size of a golf ball, capable of damaging exterior cladding (like aluminum siding) and different types of roofing.

The next report was for the same area, only about 1 mile north/northeast of the original storm report. This second report was documented as 1.75" hail. Obviously, this size hail is generally more capable of causing damage to buildings, homes, and cars than the storms with smaller hail, but density and other factors play a role as well. 

Not much longer after that, another 1.75" hail storm was reported in St. Mary's County, this time just outside Leonardtown, MD.

Lastly, a 1" hail storm was reported to have taken place about 3 miles south of Hollywood, MD.

If your home was hit by one of these storms, you should get your house inspected for hail damage. A qualified contractor can perform a thorough exterior inspection and give an honest assessment of your situation. If your roofing and/or siding has sustained damage, it's in your best interest to act as soon as possible to perform all necessary repairs. Whether or not this involves an insurance claim, a qualified contractor can help.

If you live in Maryland and your house was recently affected by storms, call JP Construction for a free inspection/estimate. (877) 846-9566