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Videos: Crazy Denver lightning storm spawns DIA twister, flash flooding

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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.

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