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Showing 122 Records, 120 since September 4, 2004*

Date

Time of day

Average Size

Largest Size

Depth on gound
9/14/2016  4:50 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  Trace
8/30/2016  3:55 PM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
7/6/2016  3:45 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
5/16/2016  10:10 AM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
4/11/2016  6:15 PM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  0.1"
4/9/2016  5:02 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  0.4"
10/26/2015 3:12 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea Trace
8/1/2015 4:15 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
6/28/2015 2:56 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
6/27/2015 6:12 PM 1/2" Marble 7/8" Nickel 0.1"
6/25/2015 2:17 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
5/29/2015 8:55 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
5/25/2015 3:20 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea 0.2"
5/23/2015 2:00 AM 3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble  0.1"
5/19/2015 6:54 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  0.1"
5/15/2015 9:40 AM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  0.3"
5/8/2015 11:49 AM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  Trace
5/6/2015 1:10 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  Trace
10/12/2014 12:40 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  0.5"
9/29/2014 2:55 PM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
8/3/2014 5:50 PM 1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble  Trace
7/27/2014 3:12 PM 1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble  0.1"
7/18/2014 7:15 PM 1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble  Trace
7/17/2014  5:40 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  Trace
7/2/2014  7:35 PM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
7/1/2014  7:30 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  Trace
5/30/2014  3:45 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  Trace
5/24/2014  2:55 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  Trace
5/11/2014  11:20 AM 3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble 0.3"
4/20/2014  12:42 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  Trace
10/10/2013  1:55 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  Trace
9/22/2013  3:15 PM 1/2" Marble 5/8" Grape  0.3" to 1.5"
8/28/2013  5:00 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  Trace
8/27/2013  3:30 PM 1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Trace
7/3/2013  3:15 PM 1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Trace
6/18/2013  3:52 PM 3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble Trace
9/26/2012  6:35 PM 1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble 0.3"
8/6/2012  2:21 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  Trace
7/17/2012  4:05 PM 1/4" Pea  3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
7/16/2012  5:50 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea  Trace
7/13/2012  3:02 PM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Trace
5/7/2012  9:12 AM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Less than 1/4 inch
4/26/2012  5:45 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
4/11/2012  9:25 PM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Less than 1/4 inch
9/10/2011   3:35 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice Trace
8/31/2011   3:05 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice Trace
8/28/2011   3:30 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice Trace
7/12/2011   7:22 PM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Trace
7/10/2011   4:14 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea  Trace
6/30/2011   3:40 PM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea  Trace
4/25/2011   12:50 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea  0.3" (w/ snow)
4/19/2011   1:55 AM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice Trace
12/22/2010   3:04 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
10/22/2010   6:05 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice  Less than 1/4 inch
8/5/2010   2:25 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea  Trace (w/ flooding)
7/27/2010   3:02 PM  1/4" Pea  3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
6/29/2010   3:42 PM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea Less than 1/4 inch
5/19/2010   12:55 PM  1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice Trace
4/21/2010   11:50 PM  1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
4/18/2010   6:05 PM  1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
3/7/2010   2:35 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice  Trace
9/21/2009 11:48 AM 1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea Trace (w/ snow south)
9/17/2009 3:30 PM 1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
6/26/2009 12:52 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Less than 1/4 inch
6/10/2009 2:45 PM 1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
6/1/2009 2:25 PM 1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice  Trace
5/24/2009 11:45 AM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
5/23/2009 12:05 PM 1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea Trace
5/3/2009 5:00 PM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice Trace
4/1/2009 11:20 AM 1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea 0.3" (w/ snow)
2/8/2009 4:00 PM 1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea 0.5" (w/ snow)
10/5/2008 4:38 PM 1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
9/28/2008 3:42 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace (more SW)
8/16/2008 2:38 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace (more south)
8/4/2008 3:40 PM 1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice Trace
7/12/2008 5:15 PM 1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
7/9/2008 3:55 PM 3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble Trace
6/30/2008 3:40 PM 1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
5/28/2008   9:05 PM  1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
5/22/2008   4:00 PM  1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice Trace
5/13/2008   3:15 PM  1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice Trace
5/6/2008   2:15 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
10/17/2007   11:55 AM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea  0.3"
9/3/2007   4:45 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice  Trace
9/2/2007   3:15 PM  3/8" Pebble 1/2" Marble 1.0"+
7/30/2007   4:05 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Less than 1/4 inch
7/29/2007   3:15 PM  3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble Less than 1/4 inch
7/7/2007   5:45 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
6/17/2007   6:30 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
6/3/2007   6:30 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
5/19/2007   6:10 PM  3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble 0.2"
5/1/2007   1:30 PM  1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice Trace
10/9/2006   4:25 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
10/7/2006   12:35 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
9/15/2006   1:30 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
7/22/2006   2:00 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
7/3/2006   4:35 PM  1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble Trace (w/ flash flood)
4/5/2006   3:25 PM  1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea Trace
3/19/2006   2:00 PM  1/4" Pea 3/8" Pebble Not noted
3/18/2006   11:35 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace, (w/ snow)
2/2/2006  (missing) 1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea  Trace
11/11/2005   2:45 PM  3/8" Pebble 1/2" Marble Not noted
10/19/2005   1:20 AM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Not noted
10/9/2005   11:15 AM  1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice Trace
5/7/2005   5:00 PM  1/8" Rice 1/4" Pea Trace
4/27/2005   5:00 PM  3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble Not noted
4/25/2005   7:04 PM  1/8" Rice  1/4" Pea Trace
4/24/2005   5:54 PM  3/8" Pebble 1/2" Marble 0.5" (w/ tornado)
4/8/2005   1:45 PM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice  Trace
3/23/2005   12:35 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea 0.2"
3/20/2005   7:55 AM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Not noted
3/20/2005   4:30 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea 0.2" (w/ snow)
11/20/2004   2:20 PM  3/8" Pebble 3/8" Pebble Not noted
10/22/2004   1:30 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
10/5/2004   7:25 AM  1/8" Rice  1/8" Rice  Trace
10/5/2004   3:30 PM  1/4" Pea  1/4" Pea Trace
9/21/2004   8:20 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
9/21/2004  5:55 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
9/19/2004   3:15 PM  1/8" Rice 1/8" Rice  Trace
9/4/2004   9:20 PM  1/4" Pea 1/4" Pea Trace
4/9/2004    - 1" hail on ground after afternoon thunderstorm hits, no other info available -
7/28/2003    - Some hail on ground after afternoon thunderstorm hits with flash flood, no other info available -

* Incomplete data before Sept 4, 2004. Hail events from before that date are not listed other than the two noted above.

Hail Size: 1/8" = Rice; 1/4" = Pea; 3/8" = Pebble; 1/2" = Marble; 5/8" = Grape; 3/4" = Dime (or Penny); 7/8" = Nickel; 1" = Quarter; 11/4" =  Half Dollar; 11/2" = Ping Pong Ball; 13/4" = Golf Ball; 2" =  Egg; 21/2" = Tennis Ball; 23/4" = Baseball; 3" = Apple; 4" = Grapefruit and 41/2" = Softball; 5" CD.

On average, the hail season in Crestone (and all of Colorado) usually begins in March and ends in October. We averaged around 10 hail days a year here and there are only a few other places in the entire world that average as much. The Colorado Front Range is one of those other places, along with the foothills of the Himalayas in India. Saguache County as a whole sees more hail on average than any other Colorado county west of Colorado's Great Plains and Front Range.

Yet most of the hail that falls here in Crestone, compared to the hail that falls on the Colorado Front Range, is small. As you can see in the hail events noted above, we rarely see hail larger than 3/8 in size. Still, Saguache County has seen more severe hail (classified as 1" or larger) compared to the other nearby Colorado San Luis Valley counties of Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral and Costilla. From 1995 to 2007, there were 20 severe hail reports in Saguache County. In the other five counties combined, there were only 21 such reports.

Below are two thumbnail photos, one of my grandson Cooper holding a bunch of hailstones, taken about an hour after a hail storm that hit on Sept 2, 2007, which caused minor damage around town. The second photo is a closeup shot of the same hailstones. You can click on either thumbnail for a larger view. For more hail photos (and a video of the storm noted above), see our Weather Photo Page, and if you have any good hail photos from in and around Crestone, please send them on in and I will place them up on that page for you..... Keno

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