VIDEO: Worst Colorado Hailstorms Caught on Tape
These sub-zero temperatures may have you longing for a Colorado summer, but be careful what you wish for.
It's easy to forget in the winter, but the Centennial State's warmer months bring about a different form of unfavorable weather: hail.
Whether you've suffered from a smashed windshield or just cringed as the ice hit your roof, a severe hailstorm is something every Coloradan has dealt with.
Take a look at some of the worst hailstorms to hit our state:
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Colorado Springs
In 2018, Colorado Springs saw a hailstorm so bad that it injured 14 people and killed three animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
El Paso, Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Fort Carson
A 2018 video shows multiple smashed windshields after golf ball-sized hail struck various cities in Southern Colorado.
A dash cam video from 2016 shows an unfortunate driver getting their car totaled while stuck in a hailstorm in Wheat Ridge.
Storm chasers suffered a broken windshield after traveling through this 2010 hailstorm in Last Chance, Colorado.
This 2020 video shows just how quickly a hailstorm can arise during a Colorado summer.
Golden, Lakewood, and Denver
This 2017 footage shows a driver's windshield breaking during a hailstorm as they head west on I-70 near Denver.
Colorado Springs and Fountain
This driver had limited visibility during a 2020 hailstorm and flash flood near Colorado Springs and Fountain.
Black Bear Pass
These travelers had a rough time in 2020 when they encountered a severe hailstorm while off-roading in Black Bear Pass.
These drivers witnessed almost 12 inches of hail while traveling on I-25 in Colorado Springs during a 2015 hailstorm.