Afternoon Thunderstorm Forecast and Monitoring 6/18

Updates (see original forecast below)-

Thunderstorms have developed along the foothills to the west of Boulder and Longmont. Storms look to be intensifying quickly and one report of pea-sized hail has already been made from the storm northwest of Nederland.

Screen Shot 2018-06-19 at 8.41.16 AM

Thunderstorm Position and Intensity at 4:45pm


A few thunderstorms are in the forecast for this afternoon and evening!

Denver will see a few thunderstorms, but severe storm development should stay far to the east/northeast of the metro area. Thunderstorms should begin to build around town over the next couple hours and will move to the northeast fairly quickly.

Screen Shot 2018-06-19 at 8.29.22 AM

Expected Storm Position and Intensity at 8pm from 20Z HRRR Model Run

Severe Storm Risk- Current models are showing severe storms developing east of DIA and E-470 (picture) with storms continuing to develop and eventually tracking along I-76. Threats from these storms will be large hail, damaging winds, and possibly a tornado.

As always, feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s