El Paso County sees worst overnight hail storm in more than 20 years

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Several homeowners in southern Colorado woke up Wednesday to extensive hail damage. Based on statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS), it was the strongest overnight hail storm in El Paso County in more than 20 years.

Photo: Kelly Neumann‎

The strong storm tore through the county, with much of the impact in Fountain. Hail in the area was reported as large as 3 inches. According to NWS, El Paso County has not seen hail more than 2 inches during the overnight hours since 1995.

11 News first warned of the severe storm. After it ended, several viewers shared photos and videos of broken glass from their homes and shattered car windows. One woman showed the hail that broke through her windows in her new home, sending hail throughout her living room.

"We've got damage to the siding," said homeowner Valorie Munoz. "There's big holes all over here, all throughout the sides. We've got broken windows we've got this broken one here."

"It was just so loud we couldn't even hear each other talk," Munoz continued. "I've never seen anything like it in my life."

While the storm was over by early Wednesday morning, the rest of the day still has chances for spotty, isolated storms.