Source: NOAA Storm Prediction Center
While most of us only have to contend with pebble-sized hail, Vivian, South Dakota had the largest recorded hailstone in the U.S. It was 8 inches in diameter, almost as big as a volleyball, and fell on July 23, 2010. Hail causes almost $1 billion in damage to crops and property each year. A Kansas City hailstorm on April 10, 2001 was the costliest ever in the U.S., causing about $2 billion damage.
When you take a look at loss claims connected to hail storms, most of the same states from the top ten tornado list appear on this top ten list as well:
Top Ten States with the Largest Combined Total of Hail Loss Claims 2013-2015