North American Hail Workshop


Towering Cumulus Clouds
Sep. 20 to Sep. 22, 2022

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT

NCAR Center Green Campus, Boulder Colorado
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Across North America, hailstorms are responsible for over $10 billion dollars in annual property damage. The increase in the impact of hailstorms has outpaced advances in detection, forecasting, and mitigation. With this in mind, through funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Verisk Atmospheric and Environmental Research are organizing the second North American Workshop on Hail and Hailstorms. The workshop will bring together the community and public and private stakeholders to discuss the current state of the science regarding all facets of this hazard and provide a look to the future. The workshop will be held at NCAR Center Green 1 (CG1) campus, 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, Colorado.


The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Convection and hail in a changing climate
  • Microphysics and dynamics of hailstorms
  • Hail climatology and risk
  • Hail damage, losses, and mitigation
  • Hail measurements and instrumentation
  • Hail detection and forecasting
  • Hail modeling and intercomparisons
  • Recent field studies, including those sponsored by NCAR

The workshop will contain a blend of invited speakers, expert panel discussions, traditional symposia and poster sessions related to the topics listed above over the course of three full days. The meeting will be hybrid, held both in person and virtual.

Abstract Submission

The due date for the submission of an abstract is July 1, 2022. Submit your abstract here:


The workshop registration fee is $200, due before August 1, 2022. Late registration is $250, due by September 15. Registration can be made at 2022 North American Workshop Registration.

Workshop registration fees of eligible students will be waived.

  • Funds are available to support some travel for students who are working directly in the area of observations or modeling of hail, hailstorms, or related topics.
  • Please see registration page or contact for more information.

National Weather Association Seal Holders can receive Continuing Education Credit, one CEU credit per full day of attendance.

AMS continuing education credit for Certified Consulting Meteorologists (CCM), Certified Broadcast Meteorologists (CBM), and Seal Holders. One professional development point per day of attendance.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. For interested sponsors, and more information please contact the organizing committee at