Hail and/or Convective Wind Impact: EXTREME
Hail Impact

For 1 3/4- to 2 1/2-inch hailstones: Roof damage possible to homes. Significant damage to finish of automobiles and protective material on aircraft, requiring repair. Will crack vehicle windows; jagged edges will shatter windows. Could produce major damage to homes by denting siding and breaking windows. People caught in this size hail face certain injury. Potentially devastating damage to crops, if duration is ≥5 minutes. Any accumulation will destroy all tender vegetation and increase flood potential. Trees and shrubs will be completely defoliated, in some cases destroyed.

For 2 3/4-inch or larger hailstones: People caught outdoors face certain injury and possible death. Signficant roof damage to homes possible, including penetration. Total loss of automobiles is possible from deep dents and complete window breakage. Costly damage to aircraft and watercraft, perhaps to the point of disrepair. Potentially devastating damage to crops, if duration is ≥5 minutes. Any accumulation will destroy all tender vegetation and increase flood potential. Trees and shrubs will be completely defoliated, in some cases destroyed.

Wind Gust Impact

Most mobile homes will experience moderate to substantial damage. Some of poor construction will be uninhabitable until repaired. Houses of poor to average construction will have damage to shingles...siding...and gutters. Some windows will be blown out. Many lanai screens and pool cages will be damaged.

Unfastened home items of light to moderate weight will become airborne...causing additional damage and possible injury. Dozens of wires will be blown down. Local power outages will affect entire neighborhoods.

Many large branches of healthy trees will be snapped...and rotting small to medium sized trees will be uprooted. Dozens of palm fronds will be blown down...and minor damage will occur to newly planted lowland crops.