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We had hail the size of golf balls yesterday. (Baseball-sized hail was reported two or three miles northeast of us.) So, yeah, there are going to be a lot of insurance claims for new roofs, windows, etc. I don't know yet if our roof will need replacing, but our gutters and downspouts got pounded. This is why wind and hail hazards account for a third of our homeowner's insurance premium here in the Denver area. The Front Range corridor, which includes most of Colorado's biggest cities, gets more hail than anywhere else in the U.S.

One of our cars (the one without comprehensive coverage, of course) sustained significant damage including about 20 dimples on the upper surfaces, a cracked windshield, and a dislodged sideview mirror. A nearby shopping mall is closed until further notice due to extensive flooding caused in part by many broken skylights letting in the deluge.

Ah, springtime in the Rockies.

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