STP 07-27-2016: Similar to Monday, One Thunderstorm Complex Provided the Main Show

Issue Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT


The eastern plains were subjected to the strongest thunderstorms of the day, with isolated storms producing gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, and lightning. Over the High Country and Western Slope, the majority of the isolated-to-scattered showers/thunderstorms produced gusty winds and lightning. Brief bouts with moderate rainfall accompanied the stronger (relatively speaking) storms over the San Juan Mountains and Southwest Slope, but not enough to produce any reported flooding issues.

The heavy rain event of the day occurred across the far Southeast Plains. The thunderstorm complex ramped up intensity after 8 PM MDT, dropping buckets of rain across portions of Kiowa, Prowers, Bent and Cheyenne counties, finally coming to an end/exiting the state by 4 AM MDT. The lone heavy rainfall report to the National Weather Service came from 8 miles ENE of Lamar (Prowers County) where 2.53 inches of rain had fallen from this activity.

For a complete look at 24-hour precipitation totals, please take a look at the Storm Total Precipitation map below.

Storm Total Precip Legend