Seven confirmed tornadoes in Colorado; flights now allowed to land at DIA

At least seven tornadoes touched down in eastern Colorado Sunday, and the FAA stopped-up flights from coming into Denver International airport due to severe weather.

Denver International airport was put under an inward ground stop at 4:30 p.m., aforementioned airport interpreter Alex Renteria. Heavy hail briefly pelted the airport and strong wind sheers made it unsafe to land planes.

“There has not been any hail damage as it only lasted for a few proceedings,” Renteria aforementioned.

The sound of hail at DEN

— Arthur Pliaconis (@arpliaconis) May 26, 2019

Severe activity discharged up first in southeastern Colorado, according to aroused Gray, a specialist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo. A spotter according a tornado about 8 miles south of McClave in Bent County at about 2:54 p.m. some other tornado touched down at 2:38 p.m. 3 miles northeast Wiley, which is in northwestern Prowers County. A third tornado came down 4 miles south of Eads in Kiowa County at 4:10 p.m.

That break was followed by four more tornadoes in northeastern Colorado. The first, according at 4:38 p.m., was placed one mile northwest of Keenesburg in Weld County. some other hit the ground at 5:37 p.m. 2 miles northeast of Watkins in Adams County. A tornado was according on the ground a minute later 6 miles northwest of Roggen in Weld County.

Most were ephemeral but a tornado spotted at 6:08 p.m. about 5 miles southeast of Hugo in Lincoln County spent 10 proceedings on the ground, Gray aforementioned. As with the other tornadoes, it ran through open fields.

“There was no damage or injuries,” Gray aforementioned, citing initial reports.

Several areas according large hail. Springfield, in the southeast corner of the state, was hit with 2.5-inch diameter hail, large enough to damage crops and vehicles. Hail larger than 3 inches in diameter was according in the area of Denver International airport.

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Kiowa, Cheyenne, Weld, Arapahoe, Adams and Kit Carson counties all faced tornado warnings during the afternoon and into the evening. soaking rains from storm cells triggered flash flood warnings in Cheyenne and Kit Carson counties.

Campers and boaters in the eastern part of the state, out to enjoy the holiday weekend, were a particular area of concern, due to a lack of shelter, aforementioned Jennifer Stark, a specialist with NWS Pueblo.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday for Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers and Yuma counties.

A separate tornado watch lasting through 10 p.m. covers Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Elbert, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington and Weld counties.

Breaking – tornadoes according in Colorado right now. One is in Bent County, south of McClave. And @McCartyConnorWX caught this one in Wiley. The southeastern part of the state has the highest risk.

— Matt Mauro (@mattmauronews) May 26, 2019