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    Photos: Northern Colorado hit with heavy flooding, hail

    By Morgan Whitley,

    15 days ago

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

    Just after midnight on Wednesday, the city of Greeley tweeted about the ongoing flooding issues. Because of the storm that moved in, the city opened a temporary shelter at the Greeley Family FunPlex. Anyone who needs shelter can head there.

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

    Commuters are also urged to stay clear of downtown.

    FOX31 Weather: View the latest Denver forecasts, maps and radar

    All roads are open except for 16th Street between U.S. 85 and 7th Avenue, and 6th Avenue between 16th Street to 13th Street.

    If you experienced severe damage, you can report it to the Weld County government on their website. The form is not a report for insurance, but it will help Weld County track and review the storm impacts.

    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 scattered over the roads, and cars were abandoned as the water continued to rise.


    A farm on East C Street and North Balsam Avenue sustained significant flooding damage, as well.

    How big was the hail?

    The National Weather Service recorded hail sizes across northern Colorado. In Johnstown, the biggest hailstone recorded was 1.75 inches, which is about the size of a ping-pong ball.

    Milliken saw hail about the size of a quarter at 1 inch.

    Is more severe weather on the way?

    Northern Colorado isn’t in the clear just yet.

    While Wednesday will start sunny and warm, more severe weather will move in by the afternoon and evening hours.

    Which areas could see severe weather on Wednesday?

    The biggest threat, however, is more towards the Eastern Plains, but northern cities along the Interstate 25 corridor are under a marginal risk for storms.

    Everything looks to be done or out of the state by sunset with slow-clearing skies overnight.

    Denver, Colorado weather resources

    Stay prepared for storms and forecast changes, a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day and other important weather information:

    The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.

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