Colorado’s 2020 Hail Season Has Officially Begun

April 15, 2020

Colorado is one of the most hail-prone states in the United States. Our hail season extending from April 15 to September 15.

Please pay attention to local weather forecasts when hail is stated as possible. Hailstones range in size and speed and can cause extensive damage to your home, vehicles, and even you. Please be safe and take immediate shelter as necessary.

In preparation for our 5-month hail season, the following are some statistics we thought to share:

  • Hail occurs more frequently in the eastern plains of the Rockies than anywhere else in North America
  • Hail is variable and can occur in any location throughout the country from year to year; essentially more than any other climatic event such as hurricane or tornado
  • Destructive hail occurs most frequently on the western Great Plains
  • Strong winds accompanying hail greatly increase the damage potential
  • The highest frequency of damaging hail appears to occur near the border of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado
  • Colorado hailstorms occur most frequently in June and are most likely to be destructive in mid-June; in parts of southeastern Colorado, including Pueblo, August is the worst hail month
  • Hailstones of 1 to 2 inches in diameter may fall up to 80 miles per hour and occur many times in eastern Colorado each summer
  • Stones as large as 4.5 inches in diameter have been observed in northeastern Colorado and can cause incredible damage; hailstone of this size will not only cause damage to a roof, but also can penetrate a roof
  • There has been one death but numerous injuries in Colorado as a result of hail
  • Hail also occurs very frequently in the high Colorado mountains during summer, but these hailstones tend to be small and soft and rarely do damage
  • Hail falls faster and hits harder in Colorado compared to lower elevations. As example, a one-inch hailstone that hits the ground at 50 mph at sea level will hit at 54 mph in Denver, which can potentially lead to greater damage in our Mile High City.

Should you have damage to your roof following a hailstorm, please contact the professionals at Metro City Roofing. We will inspect your roof with the lens of a licensed adjuster and act as your partner throughout the roof replacement or repair process.