Hail is a dangerous enemy


January 28, 2021

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Mike Heath's chicken coop turned into a garden bed.

Hail is Public Enemy #1 in southeastern Wyoming. The entire state has hail, but did you know the worst hail zone in the country is right here in Laramie County? Yep. The oval from Burns to Carpenter has more major hail events each year than any other place in the world. When you add that to the fact that we're on the extreme western edge of "tornado alley" it equals the potential for a whole lot of bad weather. We have high wind, extreme cold, blizzards, extreme heat, drought, torrential downpours, and almost everything else, except hurricanes. Been through those and I'll take a tornado any...

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