With a combo of windy, dry and warm conditions for our Wednesday afternoon, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for all counties along and east of the I-25 corridor between 12pm and 7pm this afternoon. PLEASE no outside burning, and if you see smoke, report it as soon as possible! Head over to the Weather tab for more information on the rest of the week.
In size, the Elbert County tornado was a big one. However, tornado size doesn't always mean that it is a strong tornado. This tornado at its widest was about a quarter of a mile wide. No doubt, a big tornado anywhere let alone Colorado. However, most of the damage was done by EF-1 and EF-2 winds. On the Enhanced Fujita Scale, that means wind speeds between 110 and 137 mph. Pretty impressive for a Colorado twister. Thankfully, no injuries or fatalities.
For a complete damage survey go to the weather blog:
Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe
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