NWS PUEBLO Severe Weather Climatology Page

Welcome to the National Weather Service Pueblo Severe Weather climatology page. This page shows numerous severe convective weather statistics in graphical format for the National Weather Service (NWS) Pueblo (PUB) County Warning Area (CWA). The NWS Pueblo CWA consists of southeast and south central Colorado. Data for the charts and figures in this document were created from information from STORM DATA (published by the National Climatic Data Center). Only data from 1995 to 2013 are shown (NWS Pueblo became a forecast and warning office in 1995). This page is updated yearly, typically during the late winter months. 

A "Severe Convective Weather Event" is defined as:

 Hail = 1 inch in diameter or LARGER, and/or;

Wind Damage or Wind Speeds of 50 knots (58 mph) or STRONGER, and/or;

a Tornado.

Please note the following regarding severe hail:

The size of the largest hailstone determines if the storm is considered "severe" or not. The depth of the hail on the ground does not determine hail storm severity.

Example: You can have 4 inches of pea size (1/4") hail covering the ground, and this storm would not be considered severe. On the other hand, you can have1 hailstone fall out of the sky that measures 4 inches in diameter and this storm would be considered severe.

Lightning is not considered "severe weather". If you wish to find out more about lightning in Colorado, please visit the NWS Pueblo Colorado Lightning Resource Page.

 
Please feel free to use any of the images from this page.

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Map showing counties within the NWS Pueblo county warning area.

The map above shows the counties in the NWS Pueblo County Warning Area (CWA). Severe weather statistics in this web document are only for the counties shown in the above image. The counties above define southeast and south central Colorado.


 



 

Pie chart showing the distribution of the 3 types of severe weather events within NWS Pueblo CWA.


 


Pie chart showing the distribution (in percent) of the 3 types of severe weather within NWS Pueblo CWA.


 


 

 

 

Map of NWS Pueblo county warning area showing distribution of the 3 types of severe weather (hail, tornado and wind) in each county.



  


Map of NWS Pueblo county warning area showing severe hail size distribution for each county in southeast and south central Colorado.

 



 
 

 

Bar chart showing distribution of severe hail sizes across the NWS Pueblo CWA.


 


  

 

Map of NWS Pueblo county warning area showing tornado distribution for each county in southeast and south central Colorado.



 

Map showing tornado tracks across the greater Southeast and South Central Colorado region between 1995 and 2012 (latest available at the time of this webpage being published). If you wish to plot your own tornado tracks or any other severe weather information (hail/wind), please visit this webpage.


 


 

 

Bar chart showing distribution of tornadoes by EF Scale across the NWS Pueblo CWA. 

 


 


 

 


Bar chart showing tornadoes by hour (mountain standard time) across the NWS Pueblo CWA  



 
 

Bar chart showing tornadoes by month across the NWS Pueblo CWA. 

 



 

 

 

Bar chart showing tornadoes by year across the NWS Pueblo CWA. 



 

Bar graph showing tornado events per calendar day for the NWS Pueblo CWA from 1995 to 2013. As an example, there have been 85 days in which only one tornado report was received for that day; there have been 24 days in which 2 tornado reports have been received for that day, etc.  



  

Map of NWS Pueblo county warning area showing severe convective wind distribution for each county in southeast and south central Colorado.


 


 

 

  

Bar chart showing distribution of severe wind reports across NWS Pueblo CWA.

 


 


 


 

Bar graph above shows the amount of all types of severe weather (hail, wind, tornadoes) for each hour (mst) across southeast and south central Colorado. As an example, there have been 338 severe weather reports between 4 and 5 pm mst across the NWS Pueblo CWA.

 

Number of all severe weather events across the NWS PUB CWA 

Bar graph above shows the number of all severe weather events for each day between 01 March and 31 October for the last 18 years (1995 - 2013 inclusive). Click on the image for a larger view. No severe weather has been reported between the dates of November 1 and February 28.

 


 


 

Bar graph showing the amount of all types of severe weather events per calendar day from 1995 to 2013. As an example, there have been 236 days in which only one severe weather report was received for that day; there have been 108 days in which 2 severe weather reports have been received for that day, etc.




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