National Weather Service Has Issued a Tornado Warning for Cheyenne, CO; Kit Carson, CO

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Cheyenne, CO; Kit Carson, CO starting on 2019/05/26 16:50. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to NWS is to take shelter during this event. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Original Alert From The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Northeastern Cheyenne County in east central Colorado
    Southeastern Kit Carson County in east central Colorado
  • Until 615 PM MDT.
  • At 550 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located 7 miles north of Cheyenne Wells, moving northeast at 25
    mph.

    HAZARD Tornado and quarter size hail.

    SOURCE Weather spotters reported funnel cloud.

    IMPACT Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
    shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
    Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
    damage is likely.

  • This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
    northeastern Cheyenne and southeastern Kit Carson Counties in east
    central Colorado.

    This includes Highway 385 between mile markers 153 and 176.