National Weather Service Issue Tornado Warning for Bent, CO; Kiowa, CO; Prowers, CO

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Bent, CO; Kiowa, CO; Prowers, CO starting on 2019/05/26 14:55. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service 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

Read the full alert from The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Northwestern Prowers County in southeastern Colorado
    South central Kiowa County in southeastern Colorado
    Northeastern Bent County in southeastern Colorado
  • Until 430 PM MDT.
  • At 355 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located over Neegronda Reservoir, or 17 miles northwest of
    Lamar, moving northeast at 30 mph.

    HAZARD Tornado and golf ball size hail.

    SOURCE Radar indicated rotation.

    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 dangerous storm will be near:
    Sweetwater Reservoir and Queens Reservoir around 400 PM MDT.
    Neeoshe Reservoir around 405 PM MDT.