Three confirmed tornadoes hit Colorado’s Eastern Plains

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The National Weather Service said there were three confirmed tornadoes on the ground in eastern Colorado Friday afternoon.have been multiple reports of a confirmed tornado from a large storm east of the Denver area.

  1. 3:56 p.m.: Tornado with damage 7.5 miles south of Byers in Arapahoe County
  2. 4:00 p.m.: Tornado two miles NE of Ponderosa Park in Elbert County; no known damage
  3. 4:21 p.m.: Tornado 11 miles SE of Leader in Adams County; no known damage

There were multiple reports of tornadoes on the plains east of Denver.

A number of tornado warnings were issued for parts of Arapahoe, Adams, Morgan and Washington Counties.

Margaret Nelson, a viewer from Elizabeth, took a photo of what appears to be a tornado from her home. It is unclear whether that tornado is the same one confirmed by the NWS.

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Source: Margaret Nelson

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