How'd you sleep last night? If your answer includes "uninterrupted," you're in the minority among residents from the Denver area south to Colorado Springs thanks to a series of severe storms that spawned flash flooding, tornado warnings (and a DIA twister), lightning blasts and more, as you can see by our video collection on view below. And storm chaser Reed Timmer says today could bring a sequel.
On his Facebook page, Timmer, who monitored the storm in a vehicle nicknamed "The Dominator," kept fans up to date with photos like this one, tagged with the line, "Hail 6+ inches deep!!! I've never seen anything like this!"
He also shared this photo, accompanied by this description: "Insane ice and mashed up hail caked under the shell of the Dominator like a snow storm. Hail must have been 8 inches deep!" And about eight hours ago, he wrote, "Traffic accidents everywhere even on major highways south of Denver where several inches of hail fell from a near stationary family of supercells. Tomorrow looks even more significant for severe wx and tornadoes for eastern CO."
Swell. Here are a collection of videos depicting the mayhem, as shared by local YouTubers, with the first essentially confirming reports of a tornado, or close to one, near DIA. Stay safe! Stay dry!
Page down to see more videos of last night's crazy storm.
Follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.
More from our News archive: "#snOMG! Snow storm wallops CDOT, amazes Twitter Nation and Sam Champion."