DENVER (KDVR) — The Pinpoint Weather Team has issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day due to the risk of severe storms on Tuesday.

Large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible this afternoon between 3-6 p.m.

Hail in Colorado

Severe hail is growing problem across Denver and the Front Range. We are technically in “hail alley”, a term used by Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

Not only does hail fall several times a year in Colorado, it’s also incredibly costly for our state.

The costliest storm to date was on May 8, 2017. It resulted in about $2.3 billion in hail-related insurance claims.

That storm surpassed the historic storms of July 20, 2009 and July 11, 1990.

A $1.1 billion hailstorm hit the state in July of 2009. Thornton was buried under 8 inches of hail during that event.

Here’s a look at some of the hail that has fallen in Colorado over the past few years:

  • Hail in Colorado Springs. Courtesy: KRDO
  • Hail at Centennial Airport. June 7, 2012

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