Historic hail storm hits southern El Paso County

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 13:29:16-04

A historic hail storm hit southern El Paso County in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Hail was found from quarter size up to nearly the size of a baseball. National Weather Service Pueblo reported that until this storm, there had never been a storm in El Paso county during the morning hours (12am-11:59am) with hail 2 inches or larger.

The area in and around Fountain seemed to get hit the hardest, causing widespread damage to homes and vehicles.

News 5 talked to one homeowner who said it seemed like no one made it through the storm unscathed. "I drove the neighborhood, I didn’t see a car without a broke windshield. It’s going to be a catastrophe for everybody," said…..

With more storms possible later today in the southern and eastern parts of El Paso County, residents on the plains may not be out of the woods yet.