The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10:00 PM Sunday (June 13) for counties in Eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. The Watch area includes the cities of Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs, Torrington, and Wheatland.

WHAT IS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH?

The National Weather Service says that a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. If you are in a Watch Area be on the lookout for severe weather and possible storm Warnings. A Warning is issued when the weather even is occurring. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 268
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   305 PM MDT Sun Jun 13 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Nebraska Panhandle
     Southeast Wyoming

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until
     1000 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Initial discrete cells should persist across far southeast
   Wyoming, while additional storms form over the northwest Nebraska
   Panhandle. This activity should into an east-southeast moving
   cluster this evening. Large hail transitioning to predominately
   severe wind gusts are the main hazards.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles north
   northwest of Cheyenne WY to 15 miles north of Alliance NE. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

 

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