DENVER (KDVR) — Video shows a tornado that touched down in northeastern Colorado on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the city of Yuma, it was one of two tornados that hit the area just before 5 p.m. Baseball-sized hail also hit the northern part of the city, and there was localized flooding from heavy rain — over 2 inches in some areas.
“Local residents are advised to stay informed through official communication channels and to exercise caution while the recovery and assessment efforts are underway,” the city said in a release.
One dwelling and two outbuildings outside the Yuma city limits were damaged as storms moved through. Power lines were down outside of Yuma, but the city was spared from outages. No injuries had been reported as of Tuesday night.
Damage reports in Washington County, west of Yuma, were minimal. The county Office of Emergency Management said a sheep shed flipped and a detached garage was destroyed.
Tornado warning timeline
A tornado warning was issued at 4:31 p.m. for east-central Washington County. The National Weather Service said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Otis, or 12 miles west of Yuma, and was moving southeast at 15 mph.
At 4:55 p.m., an NWS meteorologist confirmed footage showing a tornado on the ground just east of Hyde.
At 5:04 p.m., the NWS confirmed the tornado near Yuma was moving east at 20 mph.
At 5:19 p.m. the National Weather Service described the tornado as “large and extremely dangerous” as it moved east at 15 mph.
The storm capable of producing a tornado was located 13 miles south of Yuma just before 6 p.m., moving south at 20 mph.