Estes park is a small city in northern Colorado, and on July 28, they got a FOOT of hail!
The scalable map shows the location of the city:
The video below tells the story, but strangely, no mention of . . . . global warming. HMMMMMMM:
Hal, I actually live in Estes Park and am heavily involved in public safety/emergency services. Here's what happened, a fairly small but intense storm moved through the area around 2200hrs, in the time frame of about 20 minutes, it dumped enough rain to cause some flash flooding. Nothing of any significance, but enough to wash dirt onto roads, flood parking lots, and turn main street (Elkhorn Ave.) into a little bit of a river. The amount of hail we got with the storm wasn't what I'd consider abnormal, however the minor flooding carried it down to Elkhorn and deposited it in the road and stacking it up pretty high on a few hundred feet of the roadway. The news reals make it look pretty epic, but in reality, it was more of an oddity than anything significant. Just thought I'd pass on a fist hand account to you.
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