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Tornado Watch

Statement as of 12:05 PM MDT on May 26, 2016

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on May 26, 2016


The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
eastern Colorado

* effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1205 PM
until 700 PM MDT.

* Primary threats include...
a couple tornadoes possible
scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2 inches in diameter possible
scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

Summary... thunderstorms are expected to develop over the foothills
of eastern co... and eventually into the eastern plains this
afternoon. Intense cells capable of large hail and perhaps a
tornado or two are forecast.

The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 65 statute
miles north and south of a line from 25 miles northwest of Pueblo
Colorado to 20 miles southeast of Burlington Colorado. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (wous64 kwns wou3).

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.


Aviation... tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface
wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to
500. Mean storm motion vector 25030.


... Hart

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:56 AM MDT on May 26, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 05/24/16 tornado event...

.Overview... A long-lived supercell thunderstorm moved across
eastern Colorado and produced two EF-1 tornadoes and two EF-0
tornadoes in Washington County on may 24, 2016. Widespread wind
and hail damage also occurred, with a swath of damage nearly 6
miles wide at some points east and northeast of Akron.

.Washington County tornado near Platner...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 86-110 mph
path length /statute/: 0.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2016
start time: 650 PM MDT
start location: 1 mile northeast of Platner / Washington County / co
start lat/lon: 40.1647 / -103.0467

End date: may 24 2016
end time: 655 PM MDT
end location: 1 mile east of Platner / Washington County / co
end_lat/lon: 40.155 / -103.0366

This tornado struck one farm, lofting and completely destroying
a pole shed, and also damaging trees. Power lines were snapped
just to the southeast of The Farm.

.Washington County tornado near Yuma County line...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 0.1 mile
path width /maximum/: 90 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2016
start time: 715 PM MDT
start location: 9 miles north/northwest of Yuma / Washington County / co
start lat/lon: 40.2350 / -102.7943

End date: may 24 2016
end time: 716 PM MDT
end location: 9 miles north/northwest of Yuma / Washington County / co
end_lat/lon: 40.2348 / -102.7936

This tornado struck one farm, destroying a pole shed. Slight roof damage
occurred to the house, along with some tree damage.

.Washington County tornado 1 mile northeast of Akron...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 10 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2016
start time: 644 PM MDT
start location: 1 mile southeast of Akron / Washington County / co
start lat/lon: 40.1490 / -103.1981

End date: may 24 2016
end time: 644 PM MDT
end location: 1 mile southeast of Akron / Washington County / co
end_lat/lon: 40.1490 / -103.1981

Brief touchdown with no damage.

.Washington County tornado 1 mile southeast of Akron...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65-85 mph
path length /statute/: 0.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 10 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2016
start time: 647 PM MDT
start location: 1 mile northeast of Akron / Washington County / co
start lat/lon: 40.1708 / -103.1959

End date: may 24 2016
end time: 647 PM MDT
end location: 1 mile northeast of Akron / Washington County / co
end_lat/lon: 40.1708 / -103.1959

Brief touchdown with no damage.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph*

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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