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“Hen egg” sized hail, tornadoes, and snow likely to strike Colorado

Hail stones, Photo Credit: Wetterfotografie (iStock).

A hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service for Wednesday, September 11, warns of wild weather across northeast and north-central Colorado.

Thunderstorms developing over the mountains and northeast plains by mid-afternoon could bring hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with 70 mph wind and isolated tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, this is comparable to the size of a “hen egg.” A few storms may become severe, mainly across the plains along and north of a Greeley to Akron.

A few inches of snow will likely arrive over the mountains and just north of I-70 by midnight, with snow expected at elevations as low as 10,000 feet.

Find a map tweeted by National Weather Service below that shows storms developing over the northern Front Range by 2:00 p.m. and will reach the far northeast plains by 6:00 p.m, this evening. No flash flooding is expected.

The hen-egg sized hail is expected to cause damage vehicles. Damage to roofs, siding, and trees is also expected. To protect your car from hail damage, move it to a garage or carport. If covered parking is unavailable, you can place blankets, rugs, towels, or cushions over the windshield and roof of your car. Stay indoors and away from windows and doors until the storm has completely passed.

Please note that all weather statements are subject to change or extend.

While Colorado will likely take another hit from wild weather, summer-like temperatures are expected to return for the weekend and carry into early next week.

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