TEXAS MAJOR METRO HAIL REVIEW
January - July 2016 Overview
Every major metro area in Texas managed to be impacted by damaging hail in 2016. Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth & San Antonio all had damaging hail storms slice a path through each metro making 2016 one of the costlier years for hail damage for the state of Texas!
STORM IMPACT MAP
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
San Antonio was impacted twice this year by damaging hail storms. The first one impacted mainly the northern half of the metro on April 12th, 2016 & the second one impacted mainly the southern metro on May 17th, 2016.
By far the most damaging hail storm was the one that occurred on the evening of April 12th, 2016. This single hail storm has been labeled as the most costliest in Texas history with nearly $1.4 billion in estimated losses.
NWS SAN ANTONIO SWATH MAP
DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TEXAS
The Dallas/Ft. Worth metro was impacted by several damaging storms between March 17th & April 11th 2016. The most damaging of these storms occurred on March 17th, 2016 in the Ft. Worth area with widespread baseball to softball size hail.
Coming close to the intensity of the March 17th Ft. Worth storm, the April 11th storm that mainly impacted the NE metro area caused extensive damage from McKinney TX extending southeast toward Rockwall TX.
AFTERMATH IN WYLIE, TX
While Houston did not receive nearly as intense of hail storms as Dallas/Ft. Worth or San Antonio, Houston was still impacted by several notable hail storms. The most notable storm of the year occurred on January 7th 2016. This storm produced hail up to baseball sized while also producing the longest hail path.