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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
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Severe storms continue to impact portions of the southern Plains after erupting over the region Monday afternoon.
Torrential rain and strong thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding from Kansas to Texas.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
While California usually offers ideal growing conditions for one of America's trendiest foods, the drought has avocado farmers concerned about future production.
Several disturbances pose the threat to become the first named tropical system in the Eastern Pacific Ocean this week.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The
high temperature from the previous day was 78.
Erie, PA (1991)
One-half inch of rain fell in only 5 minutes.
A tornado of long duration was observed for
7 hours and 20 minutes and was said to extend
293 miles. The storm struck Mattoon and
Charleston, killing 70 people.