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Landspout tornado causes damage in Weld County


WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A powerful line of storms caused damage in Weld County Wednesday evening.

There were several reports of landspout tornadoes in the county. At least one could be seen from Greeley and Evans.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams shared photos of some of the damage near Weld County Road 47 and Highway 392.

According to the National Weather Service, there were tornado reports in the following areas:

  • 3 miles NNW of Kersey: 6:56 p.m.
  • 3 miles East of Eaton: 7:09 p.m.
  • 1 mile WNW of Galeton: 7:26 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota until 10 p.m.

The Colorado counties included in the watch are Weld, Morgan and Logan.

Large hail, damaging wind and landspouts remain threats.

The National Weather Service also issued two severe thunderstorm warnings Wednesday evening for parts of Weld County. They have since expired.

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