posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 08:44 PM
I live in the Denver metro area. There was a storm last night, and again today. The pictures that were posted in the origional post, are on this
website as well. You can also see a picture of the golfball sized hail.
I used to help my dad with castrophy claims adjusting, for an insurance company. Most of the castatrophies we worked on, were either hail like
this or hurricans. So I can say for sure, that this is not uncommon. Back in 1991, we worked claims in the same area as the storm that hit last night.
The thing that is uncommon, is the frequency of these storms. Two in two days. This is also the first year, we have had a traditional Spring in years.
I read the stats on muaddib's post for the coldest June last year. To be honest I was shocked. I remember asking my wife last year, if we were
ever going to have a Spring again, because it was so hot. Yesterday we broke the recorded for that day at 98 degrees. Other then that it has been a
much cooler Spring then I can remember in years.
As to the pictures, yes they were taken last night. It says on the video clip at the link provided, that some areas had hail that was 5 ft. deep.
You can also see in the video a parking lot full of cars surrounded by hail. When these hail storms hit, it is like it snowed. The amount of hail here
though, is unusual. I've seen around 6 inches or so before, but this amount is insane.
As a side note, I went to a Van Halen concert at Fiddler's Green, I believe in August of 1993. Anyways, it was clear and warm before the show.
By the end of the show, it had snowed around 6 inches or more of really wet snow. Broke a bunch of tree limbs from the weight, and electrical lines
etc.. Talk about freaky weather! Sammy Hagar said we looked like a bunch of Q-tips bouncing around. Probably the most fun I have ever had at a
concert. We have a saying here in Colorado. If you don't like the weather, wait a couple of minutes.
[edit on 9-6-2004 by TomSawyer]