June 11th Severe Weather Outbreak

While we had seen off and on severe storms for most of the week, we all pretty much knew that Friday was going to be a rough day.  Good heating, good moisture ( fuel for storms ), strong shear needed for rotating storms, were all present for a nasty day of severe weather.  Several severe storms developed across Southern Colorado on Friday afternoon, but fortunately, we did not see any tornadic damage from any of the storms.  Large hail was the biggest deal.  Below is the storm report list from Friday:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
835 PM MDT FRI JUN 11 2010  
   
.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
            ..REMARKS..  
 
0340 PM     HAIL             6 SSE WALSENBURG        37.54N 104.74W  
06/11/2010  M1.00 INCH       HUERFANO           CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0344 PM     HAIL             10 SSE WALSENBURG       37.49N 104.71W  
06/11/2010  E0.75 INCH       HUERFANO           CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            MEASURED AT MILE MARKER AT I-25  
 
0349 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     23 ENE WALSENBURG       37.75N 104.39W  
06/11/2010                   LAS ANIMAS         CO   NWS EMPLOYEE      
 
            SIGHTED FROM NWS PUEBLO  
 
0349 PM     HAIL             8 N COLORADO SPRINGS    38.95N 104.82W  
06/11/2010  M1.00 INCH       EL PASO            CO   AMATEUR RADIO     
 
0440 PM     HAIL             3 N PEYTON              39.08N 104.48W  
06/11/2010  M1.25 INCH       EL PASO            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0455 PM     HAIL             6 SSE WALSENBURG        37.54N 104.74W  
06/11/2010  M1.75 INCH       HUERFANO           CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0500 PM     HAIL             2 SE FOUNTAIN           38.67N 104.68W  
06/11/2010  M1.25 INCH       EL PASO            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0504 PM     HAIL             2 S WALSENBURG          37.60N 104.78W  
06/11/2010  E0.88 INCH       HUERFANO           CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0520 PM     HAIL             ROCKY FORD              38.05N 103.72W  
06/11/2010  M0.88 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0521 PM     HAIL             ROCKY FORD              38.05N 103.72W  
06/11/2010  M1.00 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0523 PM     HAIL             5 S ROCKY FORD          37.98N 103.72W  
06/11/2010  E1.75 INCH       OTERO              CO   PUBLIC            
 
0527 PM     HAIL             ROCKY FORD              38.05N 103.72W  
06/11/2010  M1.00 INCH       OTERO              CO   PUBLIC            
 
0540 PM     HAIL             1 W CHERAW              38.11N 103.53W  
06/11/2010  M1.50 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0542 PM     HAIL             CHERAW                  38.11N 103.51W  
06/11/2010  E1.75 INCH       OTERO              CO   PUBLIC            
 
            BROKEN WINDSHIELD IN VEHICLE  
 
0546 PM     HAIL             CHERAW                  38.11N 103.51W  
06/11/2010  M2.50 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0555 PM     HAIL             2 E CHERAW              38.11N 103.47W  
06/11/2010  E1.75 INCH       OTERO              CO   PUBLIC            
 
0559 PM     HAIL             4 N PETERSON AFB        38.88N 104.69W  
06/11/2010  M1.25 INCH       EL PASO            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0600 PM     HAIL             6 E MONUMENT            39.10N 104.77W  
06/11/2010  M1.25 INCH       EL PASO            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0601 PM     HAIL             6 NNW BLACK FOREST      39.09N 104.75W  
06/11/2010  M1.50 INCH       EL PASO            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0614 PM     HAIL             SWINK                   38.01N 103.63W  
06/11/2010  M1.75 INCH       OTERO              CO   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
 
0618 PM     HAIL             LA JUNTA                37.98N 103.54W  
06/11/2010  M2.75 INCH       OTERO              CO   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
 
            COLORADO STATE PATROL REPORTED BASEBALL SIZE HAIL IN LA   
            JUNTA  
 
0624 PM     HAIL             1 ENE LA JUNTA          37.99N 103.53W  
06/11/2010  M2.00 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0626 PM     HAIL             LA JUNTA                37.98N 103.54W  
06/11/2010  M2.00 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0630 PM     HAIL             9 ENE LA JUNTA          38.03N 103.39W  
06/11/2010  E2.75 INCH       OTERO              CO   PUBLIC            
 
            HAIL WENT THROUGH CAR PORT  
 
0630 PM     HAIL             1 NE LA JUNTA           38.00N 103.53W  
06/11/2010  M1.00 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0635 PM     HAIL             1 NE LA JUNTA           37.99N 103.53W  
06/11/2010  M1.50 INCH       OTERO              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0655 PM     HAIL             LAS ANIMAS              38.07N 103.22W  
06/11/2010  M1.50 INCH       BENT               CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0655 PM     HAIL             LAS ANIMAS              38.07N 103.22W  
06/11/2010  E1.75 INCH       BENT               CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            WINDOWS BROKEN IN HOUSE  
 
0706 PM     HAIL             LAS ANIMAS              38.07N 103.22W  
06/11/2010  M1.75 INCH       BENT               CO   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
 
            COLORADO STATE PATROL REPORTED GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IN LAS  
            ANIMAS  
 
0726 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     4 E LAS ANIMAS          38.07N 103.15W  
06/11/2010                   BENT               CO   STORM CHASER      
 
            FUNNEL HAS BECOMED RAIN WRAPPED AND LOST VISUAL  
 
0741 PM     HAIL             NW EADS                 38.48N 102.78W  
06/11/2010  M1.75 INCH       KIOWA              CO   EMERGENCY MNGR    
 
0752 PM     HAIL             EADS                    38.48N 102.78W  
06/11/2010  M1.75 INCH       KIOWA              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0806 PM     HAIL             3 S PINON               38.41N 104.62W  
06/11/2010  M0.75 INCH       PUEBLO             CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0831 PM     HAIL             BRANDON                 38.45N 102.43W  
06/11/2010  M1.75 INCH       KIOWA              CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   

Here is an additional link to the NWS in Pueblo for a storm summary of that day:  http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=pub&storyid=53577&source=2

We've had a rough severe weather season and we still have a ways to go.  Typically, our severe weather frequency goes down a bit after June.  July is usually associated with slower moving storms, more capable of flash flooding.  However, we can still see hail and tornadoes in July, so we still have a while before we can ditch the severe threat.  Looking forward to a quiet and nice Fall...LOL!

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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