STP 05-31-2017: Scattered, Slow Moving Storms Found Across Southeast Colorado

Issue Date: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Issue Time: 10:45AM MDT


Although under the influence of a weak ridge, early morning sunshine statewide boosted temperatures and created the instability necessary for storm development. Multiple rounds of slow moving thunderstorms were observed mainly across southeast Colorado. Most storms produced only very short-term heavy rainfall because a lack of shear meant that the rainfall actually impeded on the updraft. Common totals were in the 0.25 to 0.5 inch range. However, a few more organized complexes produced rainfall exceeding 1 inch in El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Baca counties. The highest rainfall totals was 2.41 inches from Baca County, right along the Kansas border from a slow moving storm that trekked across the area near sundown.

For precipitation estimates in your area, check out our Precipitation Map below. Flooding was not reported on Tuesday.

Storm Total Precip Legend