[Bible Prophecy News] Severe storms to rumble from southeastern Colorado to Texas

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Pastor Dale Morgan

May 18, 2010, 6:46:49 AM5/18/10
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Severe storms to rumble from southeastern Colorado to Texas

May 18, 2010; 4:20 AM ET

A beautifully captured hail shaft that developed in severe thunderstorm in Poetry, Texas, on May 16, 2010. Courtesy of AccuWeather.com Facebook Fan Don McGovern.

Severe storms will target southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas this afternoon into the overnight. Some of the storms will become very violent, threatening lives and property.

As a storm system shifts across the Rockies toward the Plains, it will gather strength today. Very warm and humid air surging into the southern High Plains ahead of the storm and some breaks of sunshine early in the day will all help to set the stage for the severe storms.

Severe Storm Threats in Southern Plains Today

Denver and Pueblo, Colo., Clayton, N.M., Liberal, Kan., Guymon, Okla., and Lubbock, Texas, are all at risk for the severe storms.

Wind gusts over 60 mph and hail the size of golf balls and larger are likely to cause the most damage in communities from southeastern Colorado to West Texas later today into tonight.

Power outages, downed trees and damage to homes and businesses could result from the high winds, while large hail can break windows and dent cars.

Downpours will result in flash flooding in some communities. Officials may be forced to close roads that quickly become covered by water. If you see a roadway with water over it, turn around and find an alternate route.

A few of the strongest storms can spawn tornadoes, especially over West Texas late today into the overnight hours.

To keep alert of severe storm and tornado warnings, weather radios should be kept on, with the volume turned up, during the overnight hours.

On Wednesday, the ingredients will come together for an outbreak of tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas. The jet stream will plunge into the southern Plains, while very warm and humid air surges in ahead of the eastward shifting storm over the southern Plains.

Monday's Storms

Wind gusts over 60 mph, hail the size of golf balls and larger and flash flooding were the biggest impacts of the storms that hit the Lone Star state on Monday.

Hail with diameters up to 4.25 inches fell over an area 12 miles south of Alpine, Texas.

Strong wind gusts caused significant damage to structures in a few areas late on Monday. In Wall, Texas, two houses had their roofs torn off and a nearby barn was destroyed.

High winds blew over at least two semi-trucks in Floydada, Texas. Three roofs were also damaged in the town, including a museum and a gas station.
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