NWS Posts Alert for Severe Thunderstorm Warning North of Lamar

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northwestern Prowers County in southeastern Colorado… Southwestern Kiowa County in southeastern Colorado… Northeastern Bent County in southeastern Colorado… * Until 545 PM MDT *

At 458 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 12 miles west of Sweetwater Reservoir, or 27 miles northwest of Lamar, moving southeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include… Lamar, Wiley, Haswell, Neeoshe Reservoir, McClave, Sweetwater Reservoir, Hasty, Neegronda Reservoir, Queens Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir and Caddoa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.



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