Colorado’s Eastern Plains region saw severe weather on Sunday, resulting in multiple tornadoes touching down. According to the Denver Post, “oyster-sized” hail fell, as well. According to the National Weather Service, wind speeds reached 60 miles per hour. Hail was originally announced to be capable of reaching “tennis-ball” size.
Of the four tornadoes to touched down throughout the afternoon, one touched down near Akron around 3:00PM, one touched down near Yuma at around 4:30 PM, and two touched down near Otis.
See one of the funnels near Otis in the video below, recorded at 4:30 PM on Sunday by Scott “Chaser” Curry of Severe Videos:
Here’s a tweet about the storm:
Most of the severe weather has moved out of northeastern Colorado. However at 7:02 pm, a Severe Thunderstorm was located over northeastern Logan County and was moving east at 35 mph. 60 mph wind and hail up to the of quarters sized hail are expected with this storm. #cowx pic.twitter.com/YkeE3rlDIc
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 12, 2019
No damage or injuries are currently being reported as resulting from the tornadoes.
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