DENVER - Six tornadoes touched down in Colorado Friday afternoon, according to trained weather spotters giving preliminary reports to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.
There were no reports of injuries, but there was some minor damage on one property in southeastern Weld County.
The Weld County Sheriff's Office said a tornado that touched down at 2:34 p.m. 6 miles southeast of Roggen damaged a cluster of buildings on a farm, blowing off a roof, breaking windows, downing power lines and uprooting trees. It was on the ground for several minutes, the sheriff's office said.
Several funnels were also reported in Strasburg, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.
According to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, the tornadoes touched down at:
1:56 p.m. South Hereford in Weld County
1:57 p.m. East Trinidad in Las Animas County
1:58 p.m. South Grover in Weld County
2:34 p.m. Southeast of Roggen in Weld County
2:49 p.m. East Trinidad in Las Animas County
2:53 p.m. in Sedgwick County
The Weld County Sheriff's Office sent out this note:
At approximately 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, the Weld County Regional Communication Center received several reports of a funnel cloud in the area of Grover, CO, located in northeastern Weld County. This funnel cloud prompted a tornado warning and the launch of the tornado sirens in the towns of Briggsdale, Grover and New Raymer. The funnel cloud touched down and was on the ground for several minutes. The tornado was observed by residents in the area and Weld County Public Works employees. There was no damage reported from this tornado.
A second tornado warning was issued for south-central Weld County at 2:34 p.m. A confirmed touchdown of a tornado was observed by citizens and first responders 6 miles southeast of Roggen, CO, located in southeastern Weld County.
In Kiowa County, a tornado warning expired with no reports of any funnel but the sheriff's office Tweeted out photos of baseball sized hail that had fallen in the area.
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