Large Dust Devils or Weak Land Spout Tornadoes Possible This Afternoon

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 312 PM MDT FRI AUG 26 2011  COZ083>089-093-094-270000- CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY- NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7500 FT- COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT- WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT- TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT- CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY- EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CANON CITY...PENROSE...BLACK FOREST... AIR FORCE ACADEMY...COLORADO SPRINGS...PUEBLO...WALSENBURG... TRINIDAD...ORDWAY...OLNEY SPRINGS...LA JUNTA...ROCKY FORD... BRANSON...KIM 312 PM MDT FRI AUG 26 2011  ...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR...  PUEBLO COUNTY...EL PASO COUNTY...EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY...LAS ANIMAS COUNTY...CROWLEY COUNTY...HUERFANO COUNTY...AND OTERO COUNTY.  LARGE DUST DEVILS OR WEAK LAND SPOUT TORNADOES...HAVE BEEN REPORTED THIS AFTERNOON AS GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FROM STORMS IN THE AREA COLLIDE OR INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER AND RESULT IN BRIEF CIRCULATIONS.  WINDS COULD APPROACH 60 MPH IN THE STRONGEST OF THESE CIRCULATIONS AND THIS COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO WEAK STRUCTURES.  IF YOU SEE A STRONG DUST DEVIL OR LAND SPOUT TORNADO APPROACHING... GO TO SHELTER IN A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. DO NOT DRIVE INTO THEM. THE RAPID CHANGE IN WINDS COULD CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR CAR... AND COULD DAMAGE THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR CAR...OR CAUSE TEMPERED GLASS WINDOWS TO SHATTER.  $$  LW


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