posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 01:40 PM
I'm in Castle Rock and it was the scariest hail storm I've ever experienced in my life.
We got almost 12 inches of hail AND 3 inches of rain, in 3 hours or so. I still have a solid blanket of almost 4 inch deep hail in my backyard.
Almost broke the windows out, golf ball-size hail for 2 hours straight, broke all the trees, shredded everything, ground is covered in leaves, flowers
demolished, strawberry patch is just a few upright sticks. Snow plows came through to scoop the hail off roads, 5 tornadoes here, closest one to us
just outside of the Castle Pines area, about two miles away from us. The windows started bending in from the hail and winds, neighbors back windows
shattered. We were under tornado warnings from 7:15 pm until 10:45 pm. We do not tornado sirens here, either. We had no cell service for almost 3
hours, no TV for a few hours, but oddly enough, the internet worked. That's the only way I knew what was happening with the tornadoes, because of
intellicast. The storm cells were moving from south to NE, but then the storm system that went over The Pinery backed up, moved back to the south and
west and sat over us, nearly stationary, for hours. Then, just as oddly, it moved back the original direction it was going. The noise the hail made
hitting windows was deafening. I have video of it on my cell, but need to figure out how to upload it to my comp. w/o bluetooth (i don't have a
We are now under tornado watch, as we are supposed to have an exact repeat of yesterday's storms today, expecting inches of rain and more hail. I
spent weeks in my garden and planting and I am devastated. But, could have been much worse, so I'm grateful. Several businesses in Castle Rock are
closed today, due to broken windows, doors, etc.
edit on 7-6-2012 by mountaingirl1111 because: (no reason given)