Hailstorm in Colorado. At 3:27 pm on July 4th, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Denver, Aurora, Glendale, Littleton and Englewood, as well as a tornado watch for Denver, the Front Range and the Eastern Plains.
And at 5:01 pm, the NWS released an updated bulletin at that warned that two-inch-size hail and 60 mph winds in Douglas County were headed north to the Denver metro area.
Lisa Kriederman, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder, said it was a serious warning. She explained, “A hail stone two inches in diameter could cause significant damage. It could smash car and house windows and damage shingles and siding.”
Also, Kreiderman noted, was the high winds which could propel the hail stones even to have even more force impact.
As result, for many people, Fourth of July celebrations were put on hold. The city of Lone Tree tweeted, “Heavy rain and light hail AGAIN. Park remains closed and our celebration on hold. True unpredictable Colorado weather.”
Furthermore, the city of Brighton tweeted, “Our Fourth of July concert is delayed. We are hoping to get Funkiphino on stage around 7:30 p.m.”
Meanwhile, the Broomfield police department warned to “Take cover immediately” due to the marble sized hail reported there.
All in all, it was a Fourth of July to remember, as, for many, the hailstorm in Colorado only added to the fireworks. However, the extent of the damage done by the massive hailstones it’s still unkown.
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