Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued until 2:45pm, hail to 1″ and 60mph winds possible. Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.
Flood Advisory issued until 10:15pm, avoid water-covered roadways and areas of fast-moving water. Monitor for latest warning info at www.weather.gov/pub
At 1:25pm the Storm Prediction Center issued a Tornado Watch for much of eastern Colorado, including El Paso county, until 9:00pm MDT. Additional information can be found at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0250.html
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE SUMMARY...WITHIN A MOIST ENVIRONMENT...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE INITIALLY ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN COLORADO AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL CAN BE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...PARTICULARLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. A TORNADO THREAT WILL EXIST PARTICULARLY AS STORMS MOVE EASTWARD TOWARD AN INCREASINGLY LOW-LEVEL JET EARLY THIS EVENING. THIS LOW-LEVEL JET MAY ALSO SUPPORT UPSCALE GROWTH INTO A LINEAR CLUSTER OF STORMS TOWARD PARTS OF KANSAS AND THE OKLAHOMA/TEXAS PANHANDLES. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH OF AKRON COLORADO TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DALHART TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.