Tag: Tornadoes

The Absolute Worst Places to Be During A Tornado

There’s a lot of mis-information when it comes to good places to be during tornadoes. One of the most teeth grinding pieces of advice meteorologists hear today is that under a highway overpass is a safe place to be during a tornado… THIS IS ABSOLUTELY 100% FALSE AND DRASTICALLY INCREASES YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING KILLED! …

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Thunderstorms Likely Again, Some Will Be Severe

Castle Rock and surrounding areas dodged the bullet with severe weather yesterday, only receiving small hail and ample amounts of rain and wind. Luckily no reports of hail damage in our area and no tornadoes, with the exception of a funnel cloud in Eastern Elbert County. We did receive several reports of hail between 1.5 …

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 197 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN COLORADO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL COLORADO ELBERT LINCOLN IN NORTHEAST COLORADO ADAMS ARAPAHOE BOULDER BROOMFIELD DENVER DOUGLAS JEFFERSON LOGAN MORGAN PHILLIPS SEDGWICK WASHINGTON WELD THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES …

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Severe Weather Looks Likely Today Along Front Range

Castle Rock Severe Weather Outlook May 8, 2017

As we begin to get the proper amount of heat, moisture, windshear and a bit of lift, it looks like we will kick off severe weather season this afternoon along the front range and Palmer Divide regions. The Storm Prediction Center has put most of the area under a Slight Risk today, this means that …

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Severe Weather Awareness Week – Castle Rock and Palmer Divide

Severe weather season is about to kick off in Colorado, we generally begin to see an uptick in severe weather events by mid to late April in and around Castle Rock. This uptick continues through May and peaks in the first week or two of June, followed by a steady drop-off into July and August. …

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Severe Weather Possible Friday, Weekend Looks Nicer

A severe weather threat will re-establish along the front range for Friday with large hail being the primary threat. A shortwave trough moving through this morning has increased winds at the surface (notice how breezy it was this morning) and established upslope along the front range. Initially models showed the primary severe threat in Eastern …

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Severe Weather Possible Today Along Colorado Front Range and Plains (June 27, 2016)

The morning outlooks show a slight risk of severe weather along the front range and plains of Colorado today. A front moving through will shift winds to an Easterly component at the surface with Northwesterly winds aloft in the atmosphere. This will allow for increased moisture through upslope flow and a stronger wind sehar profile …

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Severe Weather Threat Today: Hail and Tornadoes Possible

Yesterday we saw a strong cold front move through the area dropping our temperatures considerably. As is often the case with these summer fronts that move through the state, we are always watching the Day 2 (day after the front moves through) for severe weather. This looks to be the case today but I’m more …

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***Tornado Watch Issued*** (May 26, 2016 Until 7PM)

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center for Eastern Central and parts of Southeastern Colorado. The watch lasts until 7PM, a Tornado Watch means atmospheric conditions are favorable for tornadoes. Locations Included in the Watch Colorado Counties BENT CHEYENNE CROWLEY ELBERT EL PASO KIOWA KIT CARSON LINCOLN OTERO PROWERS PUEBLO WASHINGTON …

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Quick Update Regarding Today’s Severe Weather

Shortly after I posted my first article, the SPC moved the risk areas. Douglas County is now included in the slight risk area so this warrants an update for us. Updated Tornado Risk Areas                 Keep in mind, the upgrade of risk means chances are a bit higher …

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