DENVER – Tuesday brought more severe weather across the Denver metro area, with some damaging hail and a sighting of a funnel cloud.
Early in the afternoon hail fell in various places including Littleton, the Denver Tech Center, Aurora, Gunbarrel, Niwot, Firestone and Fort Lupton. In Greenwood Village and at Cherry Creek Reservoir 2 inch diameter hail was recorded. One inch hail also fell in Greeley.
H.J. Erker lives south of Roggen and shared a video of a what is believed to be a funnel cloud.
Damaged car windshield at the Southlands Mall. (credit: Mykala Cueto)
The Southeast Weld Fire Protection District tells CBS4 they are assessing the damage, and one semi was flipped on its side off County Roads 4 and 75 – three miles east of Prospect Valley. They say the area is mainly open fields.
A funnel cloud was also spotted near Keenesburg in Weld County but it didn’t appear to touch down.
Officials at Denver International Airport tweeted that there might be delays due to the storms. They later confirmed 20 departing flights from Denver were canceled because of adverse weather.
We’re seeing thunderstorms near DEN today and delays are possible. Check with your airline for information about your flight.
– Denver Int’l Airport (@DENAirport) June 19, 2018
CBS4 viewers shared photos of damage to cars at Southlands Mall…
While another CBS4 viewer reports hail damaged the skylights at a Walmart in Littleton. Thomas Graham says the store had to close its doors.
Hail in Littleton (credit: Thomas Graham)
Severe storms also pounded several parts of the Denver metro area on Monday night – from Boulder and Louisville out to Thornton and Brighton – with golf ball to softball-sized hail.