At 4:06 PM, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern El Paso County. This warning currently lasts until 4:30 PM, though warnings are subject to change.
Their official warning indicates that quarter-sized hail is expected. Their warning also mentions that damage to vehicles is expected. It also states that a tornado is possible.
If you’re in the area, they recommend you get to the lowest floor of whatever structure you’re in and move to an interior room away from windows.
It’s also worth mentioning that there is a “red flag warning” in effect in much of the southern portion of the state, including places like Pueblo, Trinidad, and Westcliffe. See an updated map here. A red flag warning means that fire danger is high. In this case, it’s due to high winds, low humidity, and dry fuel.
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