The new year is almost upon us and for all intents and purposes, the outlook for 2020 here in the Denver area looks great! The economy is doing great, jobs abound and our weather is still pretty amazing here–despite our record hail storms of late. So while we know the new year is likely to bring more Mile High prosperity–do we know what is on the horizon for hail next year? Well, we can always take a guess right? So let’s look at what may or may not be in store, weather-wise, for the high plains region in which we live.
What is the high plains region?
As you may or may know, the Denver Colorado area is part of a larger area called “the High Plains Region”. The High Plains region has a cold and semi-arid climate and some of it is referred to as the high desert. Temperature extremes are common in this type of climate, which any Denverite can attest to being true. The area is prone to hail and includes parts of all the following states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma.
The Weather Forecast for The High Plains Region From The Farmers Almanac
Since the hail season of 2020 is still so far away there is no way to accurately predict any hail patterns at this point. However, The Farmers Almanac can give us a few clues as to what the 2020 weather will look like. According to them
“Winter will be milder than normal in the north and colder than normal in the south, with slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in mid-December (2019) and early January and from late January into mid-February (2020). Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in early January, early to mid-February, and early March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation mostly above normal. Summer temps will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the hottest spells in late June, mid- and late July, and mid-August. It will be drier than normal. September and October will have above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.”
So while it is impossible to say exactly whether hail will abound or be scant this coming Denver hail season, what we can say is–the predicted hot spells in June, July, and August are where we will likely see a lot of Denver hail. And, since September and October look to be warmer than usual, we may dare predict a longer hail season in 2020 than in other years. This is because warm updrafts are one of the things that cause regular thunderstorms to produce hail.
United Hail Pros For PDR In Denver
We really won’t know until we are in the thick of things during the hail season of 2020. So until then, have a wonderful New Year and stay safe out there this hail season. We hope to not see your car in our hail repair shop but if the Denver hail catches up to your car, be sure to reach out to United Hail Pros for quick, cost-effective PDR!