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January 1977


Hail damage in Utah was examined for individual counties and the entire state. A survey of informal observes was taken and the resulting data base was analyzed. Data from NWS was also examined. County hail damage figures average 4 to 5 percent of production and ranking of counties according to dollar damage occurs in only 4 of the 29 counties (Box Elder, Utah, Millard, and Cache). In many cases the highest dollar damage occurred in the counties of greatest dollar damage should receive the greatest concentration of hail suppression effort. In addition storm severity and crop growth stage were identified as important elements.