Chad T. Wilson – News
August 16, 2023
Updated: August 16, 2023 09:47 p.m.
Large hail is one thing, but what Colorado experienced last week is another.
According to accounts from a storm chaser in the region on Tuesday night, a 5-inch hailstone dropped in rural Yuma County. The largest hailstone ever recorded in the state will be set if that hailstone is confirmed, which is likely given the precise measurement and photo that were obtained.
Storm chaser Dan Fitts captured the 5-inch hailstone on camera. The storm that generated the powerful tornado that destroyed at least one home close to Yuma also produced the large hail.
A 4.83-inch hailstone that fell close to Bethune in August 2019 holds the record for the largest hailstone to ever be recorded in Colorado.
The Colorado State Climatologist Office must formally certify the record; this procedure could take weeks or even months.
The damage from the Yuma tornado may be severe enough to merit an EF-4 rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale in addition to the significant hail on Tuesday night. If so, it would be the first EF-4 tornado to hit Colorado since the current scale was introduced in 2007.
This week, the damage caused by the tornado in Yuma County will be evaluated by the National Weather Service office in Goodland, Kansas.
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