Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Cheyenne and Laramie Friday
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle, including the cities of Cheyenne and Laramie until 9:00 PM Friday (July 5, 2019).
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 490 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 110 PM MDT Fri Jul 5 2019 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Extreme southeastern Montana The western Nebraska Panhandle Western South Dakota Eastern Wyoming * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 110 PM until 900 PM MDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to form this afternoon from southeastern Montana across eastern Wyoming, and then move east-southeastward into western South Dakota and the western Nebraska Panhandle through late evening. Supercells are probable initially with isolated very large hail possible, while storms may cluster into this evening with an attendant threat for damaging winds. An isolated, brief tornado cannot be ruled out with the initial discrete supercells. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles east and west of a line from 110 miles north northwest of Rapid City SD to 30 miles east southeast of Cheyenne WY. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update