STP 06-26-2016: Bulk of Precipitation Occurred Over Southeast Colorado

Issue Date: Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT


Dry air aloft worked in from the west/northwest yesterday while a cool front drifted southward across the state. These two features, if you will, set up the southeastern quadrant of Colorado to receive the bulk of rainfall yesterday. A few isolated showers/weak thunderstorms dotted areas of the northern Front Range/Urban Corridor, Northern Mountains, Central Mountains, San Juan Mountains, and Southwest Slope, but those resulted in more gusty winds and virga than rainfall.

Scattered-to-widespread showers and thunderstorms worked across the southern Front Range, Urban Corridor, Palmer Ridge, Southeast Plains, Southeast Mountains, and Raton Ridge. A few strong thunderstorms were able to develop, fueled by good instability. Storm reports from yesterday include:

0.75 inch hail: 3 miles ESE of Perry Park (Douglas County) and 3 miles N of Larkspur (Douglas County)
60 mph Thunderstorm Wind Gust: 4 miles S of Cheraw (Otero County)
Thunderstorm Wind Damage: 3 miles N of Ordway (Crowley County), 5 miles NE of Blende (Pueblo County)

No flash flooding was reported yesterday. Please see the STP map below for a look at 24-hour precipitation totals.

Storm Total Precip Legend