Yesterday was a great day for severe storms in Colorado. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go chasing any of it (okay, I confess, I was watching the Broncos lose).
Nine tornadoes touched down Monday night including a multiple-vortex tornado (with four funnels!) 10 miles north of Simla.
Hail stones up to 4.5 inches in diameter were reported west of Agate in Elbert County. In eastern El Paso county, they had a tornado (near Truckton) and baseball sized hail.
9News has some pictures and the story. I haven't checked Stormtracker.com yet.
Today's hazardous outlook:
ANOTHER ROUND OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE WEATHER IS LARGELY DEPENDENT ON TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON. AT THIS TIME...ENOUGH SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED TO WARM TEMPERATURES INTO THE MID AND UPPER 70S ACROSS THE PLAINS BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. THIS SHOULD BE JUST WARM ENOUGH TO SPARK STORM ACTIVITY. ONCE STORMS DEVELOP...THEY WILL QUICKLY BECOME SEVERE. ABUNDANT INSTABILITY AND STRONG WIND SHEAR IN THE ATMOSPHERE WILL PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS WHICH WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...HIGH WINDS...AND TORNADOES.
THE GREATEST RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE FROM THE FRONT RANGE METRO AREAS AND I-25 CORRIDOR EASTWARD TO FORT MORGAN AND AKRON.
Zooming out, it looks like twin trouble with Tropical Storm Bonnie and Tropical Storm Charlie working their way toward the U.S.!
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