FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does the colored area (swath) indicate?

The hail swath depicts areas that may have been hit by hail, but are not guaranteed to have been hit. The colored areas represent a proprietary algorithm that contours around the maximum size hail as detected by radar as a storm moves through an area over the course of a 24-hour period (6am to 6am). As such, the swaths identify the most likely areas of hail damage.

How do I view Individual Maps?

If you have previously purchased Individual Maps, they will appear on the left-hand side of the screen, under “Individual Maps”.

Click the Individual Maps button to view.

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How do I view Subscription Maps?

If you have an active subscription to Hail Swath Maps, the corresponding State name will appear on the left-hand side of the screen. Click the State to reveal cities and click the cities to reveal individual maps.

The default listing is for the last 30 days. If you need to go back further than 30 days, use the filter tools.

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How do I print Hail Swath Maps?

After you have your swath selected and it is visible on-screen, click the Printer icon in the upper-left of the viewing window:

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Hail Map for (State) does not contain any swaths

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Some maps, such as the example above, may be labeled for a certain state but have no swaths visible in that state. This is particularly common in smaller states. Swath maps are labeled for the location of the Radar station monitoring the hail activity, but can include locations up to 200 miles away.

 

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