DENVER – No, that's not snow in the image you see above.
As much as four inches of hail was reported along Interstate 70 in the Floyd Hill area west of Denver on Friday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The storms were moving into the metro area and were expected to bring rain, more hail, lightning and strong winds through the rest of the afternoon and into the evening.
The strongest portion of the storm appeared to be heading east through the southern side of the metro, toward Ken Caryl, Littleton and Centennial. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for that area, including Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree until 4 p.m.
The hail had stopped falling in the Floyd Hill area by 3 p.m., according to CSP, and Colorado Department of Transportation crews were clearing the area with plows. Here's a look from the Eldora ski area, where the mountains got a fresh coat of hail:
That is not SNOW it is HAIL on the mountainside! Storm heading into Denver now! @DenverChannel #cowx @EldoraMtnResort pic.twitter.com/RBPzk44E2o
— Mike Nelson (@MikeNelson247) September 6, 2019
This article was originally published by KMGH.