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Fri., May 23, 2008, 5:52 a.m.

Weld County Colorado tornado…

This is a view of the F4-F5 tornado that hit near Greeley, Colorado in Weld Countyr yesterday. It is unusual in several different ways, namely it is a "wedge" tornado partially hidden by a rain wall to the left, and not the typical Colorado Front Range rope type funnel. It was accompanied by golf-ball sized hail, in some areas for as much as five minutes. I'll append this message as soon as I gather all the sources.

This morning the storm has moved into Northeastern Nebraska and at 9:00 AM Nebraska time they have already issued several tornado warnings for the Kearney area. As of just two minutes ago, at 9:48 AM Nebraska time, they issued two more tornado warnings for Nebraska, with a strong likelihood that at least two funnels have been verified on the ground. Unusual? Yes. Unprecedented? No.

This is indeed a busy year for tornadic activity and with an unusual development pattern emerging.


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