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Our hail detection algorithm now utilizing dual pol and the latest radar technology! Read about it here.

Hail Maps

Simply the fastest hail-mapping service available!
Real-time Hail Map updates allow catastrophe teams to rapidly respond to events as they happen. Position key personnel in areas most impacted by damaging hail.

The next generation real-time hail mapping tools are available on the web, or your mobile device.

  • Accurate data fast!
  • Latest dual pol technology
  • Minimize response time
  • All new mapping system

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Summary

BenchmarkTM Hail Maps is simply the fastest hail mapping service available with an analysis of hail size within minutes of the event’s occurrence. Hail storm data is mapped in a highly intuitive display for detailed visualization of the overall area impacted by a storm with zooming and panning tools to county, community, neighborhood and street level.

Utilizing the most up-to-date dual pol radar technology, hail size data is provided as 14 color-coded shaded areas layered on the map which indicates hailstone size in ¼” diameter increments starting at ¾” up to 4″. This resolution helps to target those areas where the most severe damage occurred.

Hail Maps ensures that every event, no matter how large or small, is captured and available so that all opportunities to serve those impacted by hail can be addressed. Data is provided for metro regions as a single day. Purchase options for subscription lengths of 3, 6, or 12 months, entire states, the continental US or Canada are available by calling customer support.

Application

Unlike competing services, BenchmarkTM Hail Map contours are produced from proprietary hail algorithms utilizing high resolution dual-pol radar data at all elevation scans from the NWS. This use of Level 2 dual-pol data differentiates Benchmark Hail Maps from others who may only utilize the lowest elevation scan or free, lower resolution Level 3 data.  Computing clusters at a state-of-the-art data center process this information in real-time, outputting hailswath data every hour. This is the fastest, most reliable data available on the market today!

  • Maps updated and refreshed every hour for the current day
  • Hailswaths displayed in 14 color-coded areas: indicating sizes starting 3/4″ up to 4″ in 1/4″ increments
  • Benchmark Hail Map aggregate 24 hours worth of data for daily storm date reference with this data being available each day at 13Z (8AM CDT). for the previous 24 hours
  • Markers indicate human observations of hail from the National Weather Service. Detailed information on size and location
  • Available for metro areas in continental US AND CANADA Larger areas and states available upon request.
  • Purchase for a single day or call us for 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.
  • Order online for immediate delivery
  • View your purchased Benchmark Hail Map online from any computer, mobile, or tablet device
Benchmark Mobile for iOS

Benchmark Mobile is the latest technology for obtaining hail fall data right in the palm of your hand in just a matter of seconds. An extremely intuitive tool for your smartphone designed to obtain accurate, immediate data regarding size and date of hail fall for your exact location from our vast weather database. To learn more about the app, download the Benchmark brochure, or watch a 2-minute video demo.

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