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Breaking weather situation – Tornado watches and warnings posted

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 3:29pm MDT
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 Update, 5:15pm – The Tornado Watch for Adams County has been discontinued.  

We did see a number of tornadoes reported in Colorado so far today, mostly in the southeastern part of the start.  

In northeastern Colorado, two tornadoes were reported. One was reported at 3:28pm 9 miles southwest of Deer Trail in Elbert County. The second at 3:38pm two miles north of Leader in Adams County.

A very, very wet weather pattern will continue through Saturday and the chance for severe weather remains.  Be sure to stay tuned to ThorntonWeather.com! 

Update, 4:30pm: The Tornado Watch for Denver, Boulder, Broomfield and Jefferson Counties has been dropped. However, they remain in effect until 8:00pm for Adams, Arapahoe, Morgan, Washington, Weld, Elbert and Lincoln Counties. 

Two tornadoes have been reported so far. The first was at 3:28pm nine miles southwest of Deer Trail. The second was 10 minutes later at 3:38pm two miles west of Leader. No damage reports at this time. 

Original story, 3:30pm: Yesterday brought our first Severe Thunderstorm Warning of the season and today the situation gets more serious with Tornado Watches and Warnings being posted.  The severe weather threat looks to continue through the afternoon.  

A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of the Front Range including all of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Morgan, and Weld Counties.  This watch includes the entire Denver metro area including Thornton.   

Remember that a Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms producing tornadoes in and close to the watch area.   

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue to develop across the Front Range this afternoon and evening.  These are expected to include heavy rain, strong winds, hail and possibly hail.  Residents need to take immediate precautions to protect themselves.  

Remember, Thornton and Adams County do NOT have any type of weather warning system for residents – no sirens, text alerts, etc.  You should have your own NOAA weather radio or stay tuned to local media (and ThorntonWeather.com of course) for all the latest when severe weather strikes.  


2 Responses to “Breaking weather situation – Tornado watches and warnings posted”

  1. Steve Says:

    When is Thornton or Adams County going to get a warning system?

  2. Ernie Says:

    I just hooked up my weather radio last weekend after having it off all winter. I am glad ot have it but would like it if there was a municipal system too.

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