Statement from the National Meteorological Service:
The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southwestern Kiowa County in southeastern Colorado... Northwestern Bent County in southeastern Colorado... * Until 700 PM MDT. * At 636 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Blue Lake, or 26 miles northeast of North La Junta, moving southeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and ping pong ball size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation, but this storm has had a history of producing tornadoes. 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... Hasty around 700 PM MDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Fort Lyon. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.