Gigantic Hail Strikes Eastern Colorado Towns

 Wednesday, August 14, 2019


On Monday and Tuesday, massive hailstones fell on several eastern Colorado communities. The hailstones could be the largest ever recorded in the state.

First, it was the small town of Otis, where gigantic chunks of ice fell from the sky like little bombs.

The hailstones smashed windows, destroyed gardens and damaged roofs. The windshield on storm chaser Dakota McGee’s vehicle was damaged.

"It was very loud. It was the biggest hail I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been close to tornadoes, but hail that big got my adrenaline going pretty good. It was actually pretty scary. I thought I was going to lose the windshield," he said.