STP 06-30-2016: More Widespread Activity, a Couple Were Strong/Severe

Issue Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT

Summary:

The mid-/upper-level ridge over the ridge weakened slightly, allowing the moisture underneath the ridge to fuel more widespread thunderstorms as compared to previous days. This increase in coverage was noticed most over the mountains as monsoonal moisture crept in from the southwest. Generally speaking most storms over the higher terrain were garden variety, resulting in gusty winds, lightning, and brief light-to-moderate rainfall. A few stronger storms produced brief moderate-to-heavy rainfall, but not enough to result in any flash flooding issues. East of the mountains, and mainly east of I-25, scattered strong/severe storms rumbled, producing hail, strong winds, lightning, and bouts with heavy rain. No flash flooding was reported with these storms either, but they likely resulted in some street/field ponding under the heaviest rain.

Storm reports are as follows:

Funnel Cloud: 3 miles SSW of Montrose (Montrose County)
1.0 inch hail: 5 miles W of Hoyt (Weld County), 1 mile NE of Sugar City (Crowley County)
0.75 inch hail: 2 miles S of Durango (La Plata County)
Thunderstorm Wind Damage: 4 miles NW of Grover (Weld County)
60 mph Wind Gust: 4 miles S of Burlington (Kit Carson County)

No flash flooding was reported yesterday. For a statewide look at 24-hour precipitation totals, please take a look at the Storm Total Precipitation map below.

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Storm Total Precip Legend