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The Hail Report
The Canadian Crop Hail Association
August 31, 2012
Large increase in Saskatchewan claim numbers:
The hail claim total in Saskatchewan now sits at approximately 11,600 which is an increase of 2,000 since the last report two weeks ago. Claim numbers are above the five year average with indications of heavy damage in some of the recent storms.
While there were storms resulting in crop claims on many different dates over the past two weeks, the most significant storms were on August 22 and August 24.
On Aug 22, there were claims from around Colonsay, Humboldt and Kenaston.
Aug 24 there were claims are from the Coleville, Dodsland and Plenty areas as well as around
Outlook, Conquest and Kenaston. The LeRoy area also saw claims and again there was damage around Kindersley, which has been hit with multiple storms this year.
Alberta has the highest claims in the past decade:
Hailstorms have continued throughout Alberta making this the busiest year in the past ten. Numerous, small hailstorms have been reported throughout Alberta since the last report. The total number of claims is roughly 4,650, an increase of 700 from the last report two weeks ago. These are the straight hail claims, not including Crop Insurance endorsements.
The Peace area had hail on August 21. August 23 was a busy afternoon and evening for hailstorms. Many were reported with hard hit areas around Calmar, Leduc and Fort Saskatchewan. Severe damage in the middle of this storm was caused from lots of golf ball sized hail. Camrose, Lamont, Vegreville and Vermilion had hail claims filed as well. Another storm travelled from south of Red Deer to Delburne, north to Alix and on to Daysland. In the Daysland area, there were reports of numerous storms hitting some of the same crop land A number of smaller storms occurred throughout the southern part of the province on August 24.
Small increase in Manitoba claim numbers:
In the last two weeks, approximately 250 hail claims have been registered from areas all over Manitoba. The total number of claims in the province is now approaching 3,100. There were several small scattered hailstorms in southeast and central regions resulting in minimal damage and claim numbers. The majority of new claims occurred in the southwest and northwest parts of the province as a result of storms on August 24. Areas hit by hail that date include Nesbit, Wawanesa, Kenton, Grandview, The Pas and Swan River. Swathed canola was the crop most impacted by the recent storms as many of the cereal crops had been harvested.
Hail Insurance 2012 Report