May 8, 2017 Supercell
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Bennett, CO
Kiowa, CO to Agate, CO
2017-05-08 12:34 PM MDT
2017-05-08 6:55 PM MDT
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Hail drifts on I-70; Record-breaking hail damage in Denver
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Summary

Big hail day. Intercepted a photogenic supercell that dropped copious amounts of hail on I-70. Another cell blew up west of Denver and dropped huge hail in a long swath across the city, causing $1.4 billion in property damage...Denver's most expensive hailstorm ever. Lost a coil pack on the engine and hobbled home on three cylinders.

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Takeaways

  • For a backyard chase, prep the night before and spend the morning forecasting from home
 
 

Chase Stats

2004-05-24 - 2017-10-06
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107
38
37
22
8
7
905
45,865
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