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Tornadoes roll through NE Colorado, SE Wyoming

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, May 22, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Damn. Biggest funnel cloud I've ever seen.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/weather/2008/05/22/von.co.funnel.cloud.kusa

    1 person dead in Windsor, Colo.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/22/colorado.tornado.video/index.html
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Scary stuff, eh?
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, big-time scary.

    It was headed for Fort Collins, where my sister lives, at one point but stayed to the east until it hopped over I-25 northeast of FTC.

    My brother-in-law was driving down I-25 when it was coming through and he was in part of the massive thunderstorm. "It was like driving into a black wall." He saw the funnel cloud but it missed him.

    My sister and brother-in-law have friends in Windsor, but they and their property (barely, like a half-mile away from destruction) are OK. Still, freaky stuff for that part of the state.
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Glad your people are okay, MileHigh.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks.
     
  6. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Dear friends in Cheyenne and Laramie are in my thoughts. Most of 'em have checked in. One said it was much ado about nothing but them's some scary things. Whew.

    Rarely happens where there's no humidity. Laramie crew said people were walking down Grand Avenue as civil defense sirens blared. Gack!
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And here we go again: Tornado warning has been issued for areas just west of Cheyenne, Wyo., until the top of the hour.

    http://wyomingnews.com/articles/2008/05/23/breaking_news/11local_05-23-08.txt

    When I worked at the Cheyenne paper, most of the staff headed for the back stairwell and down when a warning was called. Then there were us idiots who grabbed a camera and headed to the roof. :D
     
  8. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    This is an uneasy time of year here in Cowshitistan. From the Dakotas to Texas, people start to pay a lot of attention to the weather in the late afternoon. Tornado warnings in Kansas right now.
     
  9. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Tornado warnings in Greensburg, Kasnas.

    Yes, the same place wiped off the map a year ago.

    Here's hoping the storm misses...
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Solid line of red border-to-border across western Kansas on the last radar loop I checked. Dodge City just caught it and Hays is next.

    Looks like it's trying to back-build south into the Texas panhandle.
     
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