Dramatic Video Captures Tornadoes In SE Colorado
No Injuries Reported From Baca County Storm
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No injuries have been reported from tornadoes that swept through southeastern Colorado.The first tornado touched down near Pritchett Monday and another touched down near Campo. The storm, which produced four tornadoes, moved across Baca County for a total of about three hours, producing tennis ball-size hail that broke windows in homes and cars. Telephone poles in open areas were also knocked down."The tornadoes were over fairly rural areas," said Stan Rose, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service."Campo cut it real close. We were there watching the clouds and right above the town there was huge rotation. The funnel cloud started to come down, but moved east," Riley Frazee, emergency management director for Baca County, told the Pueblo Chieftain. "The tornadoes that we usually see are kind of the thinner rope tornadoes, but these were the big ones."Frazee said the tornado near Pritchett was about two miles wide as it swirled on its base.Rose said the second storm crossed into the Oklahoma Panhandle close to 7 p.m.Storm chasers captured dramatic video of the tornadoes. Andy Gabrielson, who captured the video below, will be joining 7NEWS at 4 p.m. to talk about what he saw.