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Videos: What the hail? See the pounding storms gave much (but not all) of Denver metro

Had I taken my dog for a long walk in a Jeffco open-space area a few minutes later than I did yesterday afternoon, both of us would have been knocked unconscious -- because a brief but brutal storm hurled enough sizable hail to create hefty piles. There was post-torrent flooding in some of Denver metro, too -- but for those in Boulder at the time (including much of my family), the weather change was a big meh. To clue in folks who didn't experience it, and amaze again anyone who did, we've assembled a slew of videos depicting the craziness. Check them out below.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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