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Blog: Heavy rain and hail across southwest Colorado Springs

Hail in southwest Colorado Springs
Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 05, 2020

7:50 p.m. - Flash Flood Warning

6:15 p.m. - Storm moves east

5:40 p.m. - Strom threat continues for Security-Widefield

5:20 p.m. - Flash Flood Warning continues

5:02 p.m. - Hail falls thick on southwest side of Colorado Springs

5:00 p.m. - Large hail

4:25 p.m. - Hail at the Broadmoor

4:15 p.m. - Flash Flood Warning

3:50 p.m. - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

2pm - Storms getting stronger north of El Paso County:

Storms are developing and gaining strength north of the Palmer Divide and Monument Hill. We'll see these try and move into NE El Paso County where they could become severe with large hail and very strong winds.

1:25pm - Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued:

1:20pm - Storms weak and most up north for now:

There's lots of storm energy present in El Paso County. As storms move out of the Palmer Divide and off the mountains, we could see quick-growing thunderstorms with severe capabilities. Severe threats still include mostly large hail and strong winds.

11:20am - Model update shows same storm track, a bit slower

A newer model simulation at 11am shows a supercell forming over the Palmer Divide and moving across Highay 24 right by Calhan. This is very similar to the previous hour's model simulation, just an hour slower.

11:am - What to expect later today and tonight:
Our thinking that severe weather is possible hasn't changed from this morning, but our concern for big hail hitting El Paso County is growing stronger.

We have all the ingredients in place to support large hail ranging from quarters to golf balls in size, and several models are focusing the worst of these storms in northeast El Paso County.

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