Here at United Hail Pros, we talk a lot about hail in Denver. Well, thankfully this time some of the most severe hail to hit Colorado in almost just missed us here in Denver. But unfortunately for car owners near or in Otis on the eastern plains--it did hit them–and hard. The hail was so extreme it tied the all-time record for largest hailstones recorded in all of Colorado. The 4.5” record for hail size was first set in 1970 (although this is likely when they began recording. Since then, that size has been matched about a dozen times. The last known measurement of that size was in July of 2011 in Adams County.
When The Hail Event Occurred
Severe thunderstorms developed Sunday afternoon in Northeast, Colorado. Bringing with it a swath of destructive elements from tornadoes to flooding and heavy rainfall to gigantic hailstones. The hailstones measured 4.5” in diameter and some even had the telltale spikes of a large hail ice conglomerate called agglomerates. These types of thorny ice balls, which are essentially hailstones made up of tiny hailstones are especially dangerous and can be deadly. However, as of now, no human injuries have been reported. Likewise, no farm or town damage is on record for extensive damages either.
Peak Hail Season In Denver and Eastern Colorado
The peak hail season here in Denver and across the state is still in full swing. Typically the worst storms are in July but severe hail storms have been recorded all the way through October. This means neither Denver nor any of Colorado will be in the clear for hail damage for quite some time. So stay vigilant, stay insured, and be sure to contact United Hail Pros should you need hassle-free hail repair this Denver hail season.