11/27/2022 – Golf Ball-Sized Hail Wreaks Havoc in California, PA and the Surrounding Areas over Thanksgiving Weekend

Blog, California, Pittsburgh, Storm Damage

California, PA was rocked by a major hailstorm over Thanksgiving weekend that came on fast and strong Sunday night. 

  • Where: California, PA and the Surrounding Areas
  • When: Sunday, November 27, 2022, around 2:30pm EST
  • What: Severe High Winds and Large Hail

Fayette and Washington County Residents Report Major Hailstorms Near California, PA

Residents of Fayette and Washington Counties in Pennsylvania reported a major severe weather event early in the afternoon on Sunday, November 27, 2022.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F78p2SPZdtY

Throughout the afternoon, reports of high winds and major hail streamed in across social media. The hail was described by several people to be as big as a ping pong ball, golf ball, and a half dollar. Measurements taken showed the largest of the hail to be more than 2 inches in diameter. One Facebook commenter said that she was in her car when the storm hit, and the hail came on so fast that the entire road was covered in a layer of ice in less than 3 minutes. Additional reports of hail sightings, high winds, and down trees came in from across the two counties.  

Severe Weather and Hail Damage Seen Across California, PA and the Surrounding Areas

The US National Weather Service out of Pittsburgh posted to its Facebook page Sunday afternoon reporting high wind gusts and hail as big as 2 inches in diameter. 

https://www.facebook.com/NWSPittsburgh/posts/475616564677843

The comments on the post were filled with pictures and reports of damage from area residents. One person posted a photo of their shutter that had been pulled from the home and broken in half. Several residents and businesses updated with pictures of their properties showing visible, severe damage to their roofs, siding, and trim.  

Were You Affected by the Recent Severe Storms?

If you live in California or the surrounding areas there’s a high likelihood that your property experienced some level of storm damage from the recent severe weather that passed through the area.

Signs of Damage

Now that the storm has passed you can take some time to assess your property. Keep an eye out for:

  • Missing, Lifting, and Damaged Shingles
  • Visible Dents in the Roof
  • Excess Granules in Your Downspouts
  • Dents and Cracks in the Siding
  • Damaged or Fallen Gutters

What Should You Do Next?

If you intend to file a claim, you’ll want to contact your insurance provider promptly. They’ll be dealing with a high influx of calls from the storm, so it’s important to call as soon as you get a chance, so you can get the ball rolling.  

In the meantime, call MHI Roofing to schedule a free inspection. Our storm damage experts will dispatch to your home promptly to thoroughly assess the damage and give you the best recommendations to repair any damage to your property. We’ll even be there to help you navigate the insurance claims process and ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish. Even if you’re not 100% sure your home was damaged in the storm, give us a call and let us get some expert eyes on the situation to make sure your home is protected from future damage. There is no charge and no obligation for your inspection, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

If your roofing system suffered any storm damage it’s advised to see to it immediately. Our professional roofing team at MHI Roofing in Pittsburgh is available to help you with all your storm roof damage needs. Give us a call today for a free estimate.