EXTENDED: Cheyenne Severe Thunderstorm Watch Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for eastern Wyoming, parts of Colorado, and the Nebraska Panhandle, including the cities of Cheyenne and Laramie, until 11:00 PM Saturday (July 6, 2019).
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 495, PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING, IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN NEBRASKA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES IN PANHANDLE NEBRASKA CHEYENNE IN WESTERN NEBRASKA BANNER KIMBALL MORRILL SCOTTS BLUFF IN WYOMING THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING GOSHEN LARAMIE
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 495 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1240 PM MDT Sat Jul 6 2019 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northeast Colorado The western Nebraska Panhandle Southeast Wyoming * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 1240 PM until 900 PM MDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter likely Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorm development appears to be underway along the Front Range from northeast Colorado into southeast Wyoming. The environment east of the mountains will favor splitting supercells capable of producing isolated very large hail, and perhaps a tornado with the more dominant right-moving storms. Otherwise, some clustering of storms will be possible later this evening farther east toward the Nebraska Panhandle, with an attendant threat for a few severe gusts. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles east northeast of Douglas WY to 25 miles west of Limon CO. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).