Denver Weather: Northern Colorado experienced heavy flooding and hail on May 28

Denver Weather: Northern Colorado experienced heavy flooding and hail on May 28

DENVER (KDVR) – After hail and rain hit northern Colorado Tuesday night, many are waking up to flooded roads and farms.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, the city of Greeley tweeted about ongoing flooding issues. Due to the approaching storm, the city opened a temporary shelter at the Greeley Family FunPlex. Anyone who needs shelter can go there.

SkyFOX flew over the city, where several roads remained flooded hours after the storm passed. To avoid flooded roads, the city recommended drivers take 20th Street to 65th Avenue, or 16th Street to 71st Avenue.

Travelers are also urged to stay away from downtown.

All roads are open except 16th Street between US 85 and 7th Avenue, and 6th Avenue between 16th Street and 13th Street.

The morning after the storm

As SkyFOX flew over Greeley and parts of northern Colorado on Wednesday, several neighborhoods were still covered in hail; It almost looked like it had snowed.

Wet debris was strewn across roads and cars were abandoned as the water continued to rise.

A farm at East C Street and North Balsam Avenue also suffered significant flood damage.

How big was the hail?

The National Weather Service recorded hail sizes across northern Colorado. In Johnstown, the largest hail on record was 1.75 inches, about the size of a ping-pong ball.

Milliken saw hail from quarter size to 1 inch.

Are more severe weather conditions ahead?

Northern Colorado is not out of the woods yet.

While Wednesday will start out sunny and warm, the most severe weather will arrive in the afternoon and evening hours.

However, the greatest threat is directed further toward the eastern plains, but northern cities along the Interstate 25 corridor have a marginal risk of storms.

Everything appears to be finished or out of state by sunset with skies slowly clearing overnight.

Weather Resources in Denver, Colorado

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The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast several times a day.