Awesome shots of a Colorado hail storm

The pictures above, courtesy Jane Carpenter via Cory Reppenhagen of 9 News in Denver, highlight a narrow area that had intense hail near the Wyoming border in Colorado. As Mr. Reppenhagen notes, this probably fell overnight, and this photo was taken during the day, which means that the hail was so heavy it took at least several hours to melt down. The coating even at this point looked like snow, but it took a much smaller slice out of the High Plains countryside.

It’s a cool looking image, and a reminder of just how intense hail storms can be!