A landspout tornado appeared in Colorado as a string of storms moved through Weld County on Wednesday evening, damaging property in its path.
The weather phenomenon was highly visible from Greeley, Colorado. No injuries were reported, but local law enforcement did report damages via Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, who shared photos of a damaged structure near County Road 47 and Highway 392.
Here’s a video of the tornado:
Landspout tornadoes are a type of tornado that is classified differently based on what requirements exist for it to form. They typically aren’t very damaging. According to Weather.com, “a landspout requires a towering cumulus cloud to be present over a boundary of converging winds near the surface.” Read more about them here.
More severe thunderstorms are likely today in Colorado, with the worst predicted to hit the southeast corner of the state, with possible storms along the I-25 corridor.
— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) May 21, 2020
It’s always important to be aware of the forecast in Colorado, as this can change quite frequently and in drastic ways. Visit the National Weather Service website for the most up-to-date information.
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