May 18th, 2010 Severe Weather Event

While the I-25 Corridor was never really impacted by this event, 11 Weather did numerous program cutins for severe storms that developed over the Southeast Plains.  And for good reason...  Golfball size hail, torrential rain, lightning and even a couple tornadoes occurred.  Here are a few pics:

Lynn Allen took the first three pics of a well developed supercell near Cheraw. While no official tornado was spotted with this storm, it exhibited strong rotation and it is possible that a tornado could have been wrapped in rain. 

This storm was photographed by Candy Batterton in northeast Kiowa County.  Excellent wall cloud and funnel coming to the ground.  This storm did damage and the NWS in Pueblo is finishing the damage survey on the storm.

For more information on the Kiowa County tornado picture above, check out the link provided by the NWS in Pueblo:

This is why we do what we do when severe weather is occurring.  It is also a good idea to sign up for StormCall, if you haven't done so already.  It is cheap, a great tool, and won't bug you when you are not being threatened by severe weather.  Here is the link to sign up:

Fortunately, no major damage or injuries resulted from these storms.

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe


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