DENVER — The National Weather Service in Boulder confirmed Thursday that a tornado touched down in east Denver and west Aurora during Wednesday’s vicious storm.
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The weather service said the tornado traveled 2.8 miles and had wind speeds up of 86 mph to 90 mph from 4:48 p.m. to 5:10 p.m., classifying it as an EF1 at its strongest point.
The tornado first touched down near East Sixth Avenue and Quebec Street, then moved east-northeast across Lowry into the west part of Aurora. It lifted near Mount Nebo Memorial Park.
Most of the damage was caused when the tornado, which had a width of less than 50 yards, was in the EF0 range. Tornadoes are ranked on the Fujita scale, from EF0 on the low end to EF5 as the strongest.