Last year, crops and trees across the province took a pounding from hail. What’s behind the increase in severe hailstorms?
by HENRY HENGEVELD
On June 9, 2008, a severe hailstorm passed through the Chatham-Kent area of Ontario, pounding crops and trees, and seriously damaging cars and buildings with hail stones the size of golf balls. Two weeks later, another storm dropped more large hail stones on the same area.