We Got Some Rain!!

And Some Hail

And Some Hail

Last week ended with a weather warning for a strong spring storm impacting portions of Colorado including snow for the Front Range and strong winds, rain and hail for southeastern Colorado. The National Weather Service on Friday, April 15th, stated a Tornado Warning had been issued for central Kiowa County, effective until 3:15 p.m.  A tornado was confirmed 11 miles north of McClave, but passed over open range and no damage or injuries were reported.  Tornado warnings were likewise posted for parts of Kiowa and Bent Counties and Kiowa County residents reported a tornado on the ground, but again, there were no injuries or property damage.

Spring Hail (3)

Southeast Colorado benefitted from the weekend storm that gave us a good, long soak as opposed to a severe and quick moving storm system. Although we had some sunshine on Sunday, along with below normal temperatures, the rain returned to portions of the six county region last night.  Here are the precipitation results in inches, dating from April 14th to mid-day Tuesday, April 19th.

Spring Hail (1)

Campo 7.8 NE


Walsh 5.4 SSW

Springfield 2.3 SE


Las Animas 8.1 NE

Eads 0.45 E


Burlington 11.8 N


La Junta 1.0 S


Lamar 2.9 S


Holly 0.1 ENE

Two Buttes 12.0 NNW


Trinidad 11.9 ENE



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