Caught on Camera: Tornadoes hit Multiple Areas in Colorado
At least three tornadoes were observed in Colorado Friday. The tornadoes were reported to the east and southeast of Denver.
The highlighted circle in the picture above is the tornado that resulted in one injury, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. The injury occurred near Byers, Colorado along Route 38 and 181. Parts of the roofs of some buildings were also reportedly ripped off.
NEW VIDEO – This was the view from High Plains Raceway Friday afternoon in Deer Trail, CO, of a tornado off in the distance. There were reports of at least 1 injury and damage from this storm. #cowx pic.twitter.com/Z7QtsqFkgO
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 28, 2018
The tornadoes touched down in fairly rural locations, east of the commonly-traveled Interstate 25 and on the north and south side of Interstate 70.
JUST IN: Video of a funnel cloud in Ponderosa Park, CO. There are reports of a confirmed tornado that caused damage and at least one injury. We are LIVE with the latest.
Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, July 27, 2018
These storms were anticipated. A tornado watch was issued a few hours before these storms hit. The area was under what’s called an “enhanced” risk of severe thunderstorms. That means numerous severe thunderstorms are possible with more persistent and/or widespread damage.
Colorado wasn’t the only state with a confirmed tornado Friday.
Photo credit: Marion Harleroad Jr.
Damage was reported at Marshpoint Elementary School in Chatham County, Georgia. That’s the same county where this picture was taken Friday.
SCARY SIGHT – Check out this video of a funnel cloud spotted by Whitemarsh Island, which is near Savannah, GA Friday afternoon. There were reports by the @NWSCharlestonSC that this might have touched down and caused some damage in parts of Chatham County #gawx pic.twitter.com/jyDNAVx2mD
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 27, 2018
Additional tornado reports may arrive this weekend as storm damage surveys are conducted. That’s when meteorologists from the local National Weather Service offices take a closer look at the storm damage to determine if it was caused by a tornado.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier