Severe Thunderstorm Warning Update for Logan Co, Colorado

This alert expired on August 7, 2020 at 9:00:00 AM MDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Logan

Posted August 6, 2020 at 5:11:00 PM MDT

The storm which prompted the warning is no longer expected to
produce large hail or damaging winds. A spotter 15 miles northwest
of Sterling has reported dime-sized hail, 40 MPH wind gusts and over
an inch of rainfall from this storm. The warning will be allowed to
expire at 515 PM MDT. However, small hail, gusty winds and more
heavy rain are possible with this thunderstorm. Localized flooding
will also be possible.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Take shelter inside a sturdy building.
    A shed or structure in an open area is more likely to be hit by lightning.
    If driving in heavy rain, find a place to pull over and park.
    Stay in the car and turn on your hazard lights until the rain stops.
    Avoid touching anything metal, including the frame of your car.
    Metal conducts electricity, which can injure you.
    Avoid tall trees, hilltops, open fields, the beach, and boats on the water.
    These places are more likely to be hit by lightning.
    Unplug electronic equipment.
    Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage to computers, monitors, and TVs.
    Use only cell phones and cordless phones that are not plugged into an outlet.
    A power surge from an outlet could injure you.

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