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Softball-sized hail pounds Wyoming town

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 09:35:52-04

GLENDO, Wyo. — The National Weather Service shared photos of giant hailstones that pounded a small town along I-25 in Wyoming.

Meteorologists posted photos showing baseball and softball-sized hailstones that fell in the area around Glendo, Wyo. around 10 p.m. Thursday night. They said the storm hit around 10 p.m. and produced hailstones up to 3.5 inches wide. According to the NWS, The photos that they shared were taken an hour after the hail had melted.

Glendo is located approximately 114 miles north of the Colorado/Wyoming border.

Of course, southern Colorado is no stranger to extreme hail events. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Fort Carson and Fountain experienced hailstones larger than 3 inches in width last summer in a storm that cost tens of millionsof dollars to repair.