There are some reports that have come to the light about Tornado that has appeared in Colorado. A funnel cloud had been seen in Federal Heights, Colorado on 19 August 2021 (Thursday). As per the sources, severe weather washed away with the front range on Thursday. The funnel clouds had been spotted during the grievous weather event. However, there are no confirmed reports have come about any touching down. Several photos and videos have gone viral of a funnel cloud on social media, people are also reacting to those
Colorado Tornado Today Warnings
On Thursday afternoon, severe weather swept by the front range. There were three tornado warnings were also posted in the Denver metro area around 3:00 PM. There was thunder in the front range with severe thunderstorms, thunder, and lightning, as well as brief and hail but heavy rains. In Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield, hailstones ranging from pea to a quarter-inch in diameter were recorded. 11 counties along with the metro area remained in a grip of strong thunderstorms till 8 PM.
According to the reports, the storm shifted to the Southeast from the northwest along with the Front Range. A funnel cloud had been seen but one reported about touching the bottom. The hailstorms damaged the roof of several greenhouses of the business in Broomfield front range gardens. In Denver, three tornado warnings have been placed in the afternoon, firstly for the southeast of Boulder, northern Jefferson County, and northwest of Denver, the next was for Interstate 76 in Weld County along with north of Denver International Airport, and the final was for Douglas County near Castle Rock.
The tornado warnings were applicable till 4:15 PM in Elber and Douglas counties. As per the reports of the National Weather Service in Boulder, the warnings were ended the earlier afternoon for Denver, Arvada, Fredrick, Fort Lupton, Thornton, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Frankton, and Parker. Due to the ominous weather, the warning sirens had been activated in Brighton and Adam County. On 20 August, NWS tweeted, “Severe thunderstorms and Tornado Warnings are currently in effect for the Front Range Urban Corridor. #cowx”
There is a possibility of more rain and thunderstorms in the evening and night in the metro area. Till 11 PM, a tornado watch was deployed for far northeastern colorado that includes the cities of Holyoke, Sterling, Julesburg, and, Akron. On Friday, there are 20% chances of rain in Denver before 7 AM. After that, the sky will be clear for the day with around 83 degrees of temperature. Stay tuned with us for more updates.