Thunderstorm watch issued for 17 eastern Colorado counties Saturday

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Published Saturday, July 3, 2021
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by Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of eastern Colorado, along with portions of three other states, through 10:00 p.m. MDT Saturday.


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Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail with two-inch diameters, along with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, are possible. Tornadoes are not expected to accompany the storms.

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MAP Severe thunderstorm watch July 3, 2021, for Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota - NWS
Severe thunderstorm watch July 3, 2021, for Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota - NWS Storm Prediction Center

Counties under the watch include

  • Bent
  • Cheyenne
  • Crowley
  • Elbert
  • El Paso
  • Kiowa
  • Kit Carson
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Morgan
  • Otero
  • Phillips
  • Prowers
  • Pueblo
  • Sedgwick
  • Washington
  • Yuma

The watch also includes four Kansas counties, 18 Nebraska counties and eight South Dakota counties.

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