VIDEO: Huge Hail Storm Pummels Denver Metro
Storms in Colorado are a fairly common occurrence from spring to fall, and Monday was no exception. A severe storm developed southwest of the city, around 2 p.m. on Monday, and moved across southern sections of Denver, Greenwood Village and Centennial. The storm produced an immense amount of hail in these areas — ranging from pea-sized to some reports of golf ball-hail in Centennial.
Hail at WeatherNation headquarters was mostly pea and dime-sized, but it was the volume of hail that made the storm so impressive. Pictures from around the area show grassy areas, roads, rooftops and balconies covered in tiny spheres of ice.
There were even some small “hail drifts” as winds blew the hail up against walls, doors and curbs.
The storm that dropped all of this hail, while not tornado warned, did show some signs of rotation and produced gusty winds from Highlands Ranch to Aurora. At this time, no damage has been reported in the wake of the storm.
As the storm continued north, over the airport, and forced the cancellation of at least eight flights and delayed more than 200 flights at one point. According to a tweet from the airport’s verified Twitter account, delays are around 30 minutes.
Thunderstorms have cleared near @DENAirport. Average delays of 30 minutes. Please check your flight schedule.
— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) September 29, 2014
If you’re flying into or out of DIA Monday evening, be sure to call carrier to make sure your flight is on time.
Additional severe weather is expected Monday evening. So, if you live in Denver and points eastward remain weather aware through at least 9 p.m.
Meteorologist Alan Raymond