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[View the story "Denverites Ankle Deep in Hail After Severe Storms, Tornadoes" on Storify]Denverites Ankle Deep in Hail After Severe Storms, TornadoesStorified by Accu Weather · Thu, Jun 07 2012 08:28:36Severe weather slammed the Denver and Colorado Springs on Wednesday evening and night, spawning tornadoes and causing deep hail to pile up. A total of seven tornadoes were reported along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. A weak tornado touched down north of the Denver International Airport during the evening. Many other unconfirmed tornadoes touched down south and east of the city. A tornado in Grover, Colo., ripped a tree out of the ground and threw it 20 feet. Later in the night, a funnel cloud was spotted southwest of Denver.Tornado warnings in Denver... At least I know where to seek shelter! #justmyluck http://pic.twitter.com/KMcwQLMEJoanna"Tornado Shelter" not something you see at many airports. #denver http://pic.twitter.com/NHJ9gc0bEMULATOR - Alan Photos of weak tornado that formed near the Denver International Airport earlier tonight http://on9news.tv/Kdury5 (from @stormchaser4850)AccuWeather.comA severe storm with a possible tornado will impact southwest portions of Denver through 12:15 a.m. local time. Take cover!AccuWeather.comThe severe storm with a possible tornado, according to radar, is about 10 mi. SW & less than an hour away from downtown Denver.AccuWeather.comA funnel cloud has been reported from the storm near Lakewood, Colo., just west of Denver.AccuWeather.comPhotos of mammatus clouds were captued around the area, showing a very turbulent atmosphere. Mammatus clouds are usually found near the anvil of severe thunderstorms, often capable of producing tornadoes.Crazy clouds. # cowxbarretttryonHail up to the size of golf balls piled up several inches deep around Colorado Springs and Denver. The large hailstones damaged vehicles, tore leaves from trees and ripped gutters off of homes. Roads became impassible due to large piles of hail, brining cars and trucks to a standstill in a few communities.Can you believe it! Daylight shows #hail accumulated in SW Denver from last night's storm. http://pic.twitter.com/EpWGFPC2Bertha Lynn Your milk might be late this morning. Delivery truck stuck in deep #hail in SW Denver. http://pic.twitter.com/FCl5llV2Bertha Lynn Large hail followed by heavy rain = unusual photos. Thanks Andrew Nielson in Colorado Springs http://pic.twitter.com/Qxwxg2z4Bill KarinsHail #weather Denver http://pic.twitter.com/qc3WkwpBTom McHenryNot getting back to STL tonight... Tornado weather and hail!!! Going on 1 hr of continuous hail. #Denver#Weather http://pic.twitter.com/uLWqmObCSamantha AllenThe hail was crazy in southern Denver and still could get more. Not so much big hail but 3-5" of it. #cowx http://pic.twitter.com/xkcQrE8MKevin CasartSummer Storm in #Denver #hail everywhere!! @ColoradoGirlProblems http://pic.twitter.com/RqAc8jNwAlyssa GalyonHail core on radar near #Denver. At LEAST golf ball size. Here's a cross section of the storm. #cowx http://pic.twitter.com/l6msrrfSJamey SingletonBesides spawning tornadoes and dropping inches of hail around Denver, storms unleashed flooding rain and created vivid lightning shows.Severe Storm in Denver, CO June 6-7, 2012nocosevereweather
Storified by Accu Weather · Thu, Jun 07 2012 08:28:36
Volcanic ash was sent 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air as a result of the eruption, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in an volcanic ash advisory.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The Northwest is dealing with yet another record-challenging heat wave to close out July. While relief will come next week, this heat wave will not be the last of the summer.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Following the steam bath of this week, the weather around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will not be in a hurry to cool down.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
Mansfield, OH (1992)
13.23" of rain in July -- wettest month
Moline, IL (1992)
11.40" of rain -- wettest July on record.
La Crosse, WI (1992)
August temperature only 68.0 degrees for month;
coolest since July 1891.