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Landspout tornado near Eaton causes minor damage to several outbuildings

Weld Co. Sheriff’s Office: No injuries or damage to homes at this time
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Landspout seen from Galeton_May 20 2020_Leonardo Molina
Posted at 9:23 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 09:47:24-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – A landspout tornado in Weld County caused damage to several outbuildings near Eaton Wednesday evening, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

The landspout tornado was spotted near Eaton sometime before 7:30 p.m.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post the landspout tornado had damaged some outbuildings near County Road 47 and Highway 392.

Joe Moylan, a spokesperson with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said there were no reported injuries and no homes were damaged “at this time.”

“There were a couple of agriculture outbuildings that have been damaged but that’s about the extent of it,” Moylan said.

First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson says landspout tornadoes are brief, weak tornadoes with winds of around 100 mph.

Landspout seen from Galeton_May 20 2020_Leonardo Molina

The National Weather Service in Boulder reported via Twitter that there may have been three separate occurrences of a landspout tornado.