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Severe weather strikes – Large hail, heavy rain fall on Thornton

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 7:47pm MST

Large hail fell on parts of Thornton Thursday evening. (ThorntonWeather.com)

It is Colorado’s severe weather season and Thornton received a reminder of that Thursday night.  The late afternoon brought various watches and warnings and soon hail as large as ping-pong balls was falling.

What started as a light rain with ominous clouds overhead soon turned to hail that pounded central Thornton near 120th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.  Mercifully, the hail never got any bigger than ping-pong ball sized however that is plenty big enough to have caused damage.  Residents should check their vehicles and other property closely for damage.

Following the hail, in a short 20 minute span, the area was inundated with 1/4 inch of rain coming down in sheets.  A rainbow soon appeared to the east signifying this round of severe weather was over.

Check out the slideshow below for some of the images from the short-lived but potentially damaging storm.

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