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Unusual late September severe weather visits Colorado bringing tornadoes & hail

Friday, September 28th, 2012 11:13am MST
Severe weather more typical of June than late September hit Colorado yesterday.

Severe weather more typical of June than late September hit Colorado yesterday.

September weather in Colorado is typically tranquil and one of the more pleasant months in the state.  This week however that wasn’t the case, especially yesterday when severe thunderstorms rumbled across the parts of the state.

Tuesday and Wednesday brought heavy rains to parts of the northern Front Range.  The precipitation was welcomed as it provided much-needed relief from the recently dry conditions.

Yesterday in Colorado Springs and La Junta thunderstorms brought hail that accumulated up to 6 inches deep.  Mother Nature however held more surprises as she brought tornadoes to other parts of the state.

Three tornadoes were reported in northeastern Colorado – one each in Adams, Douglas, and Weld counties.  None of the three caused any damage.

A fourth twister however occurred in southern Colorado near Del Norte in Rio Grande County northwest of Alamosa.  Local resident Julie Sauvigne captured amazing video of the tornado as it ripped through her property causing EF0 level damage to her home.

Watch the video below.  Notice how the visible funnel is almost directly above Sauvigne while the circulation on the ground was occurring in a field nearly a mile away!

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