Hail Storm Pounds Down on Limon

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

The powerful storm that blew through Colorado Springs on Sunday night had bigger plans for the town of Limon.

Residents there got pounded by golf ball to tennis ball-sized hail for twenty to thirty minutes!

On Monday morning, the town was feeling the effects. Residents everywhere were cleaning up huge hailstones, raking up leaves and branches, and assessing damage to windows, windshields and fences.

Limon resident Jim Hartwig says it was unlike any storm he’s ever seen, “I remember looking out the window and seeing the sky black and going, ‘wow, there’s a big storm coming,’ it was terrible, the wind was so strong the walls were shaking, I thought the house was going to blow away.

Kirk Pottorff says he’s lived his entire life in eastern Colorado and says this was the most powerful hail storm he has ever witnessed. He says had there been tornado sirens, “you couldn't even hear because the hail was so loud.”

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  • by Lori on Jul 20, 2010 at 06:33 PM
    The only reason that town still exists is the prison...i lived there for a year and what a waste...poor, poor limon for getting nailed by hail...sorry, can't say i feel sorry for ya..its a town on the eastern plains, you shouldn't really be shocked at the weather you get out there....im just waiting for the day the town is blown away by a massive tornado...the only still standing would be the prison..its the major employer out there..
  • by james Location: ohio on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    I was on my way to colorado springs and got caught in this monster hail storm. The hail came in sideways and pounded the heck out of my car. It is a miracle that none of the windows broke but now my car took on the image of the golf ball sized hail that pummeled it.
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