Posted: Mar 5, 2013 7:37 PM by Pat Shingleton
The October 2010 issue of Weatherwise magazine featured an article on hail accumulations and noted that storms producing deep hail are rare. The latest episode of what expert's term "deep hail" occurred in Idalia, Colorado on April 29, 2012. Late in the evening, on that date, a fierce hailstorm deposited seven inches of hail near this small town 11 miles west of the Colorado-Kansas border. The storm, also plotted 32 miles north of Interstate 70, stranded motorists on US-36, west of Idalia, who were awaiting rescue by snow plows. The February, 2013 issue of Weatherwise Magazine noted that the ground remained covered and white with hail for several days despite sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s. Most stones ranged from one to three quarters of an inch.