By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – At least 5 tornadoes were reported Tuesday as severe storms moved across the plains of northeast Colorado.

The first touched down in northeast Adams County at 5:48 p.m. and two other brief tornadoes were reported as the storm moved east toward Akron.

No damage was reported from the three EF-0 tornadoes.

As the storm continued moving into more humid air a few stronger tornadoes touched down.

The first developed around 6:50 p.m. and destroyed a pole shed near the small town of Platner in Washington County.

Debris from the shed was found nearly a mile to the southeast where the EF-1 tornado lifted.

Platner Tornado Damage

Tornado damage near Platner, Colorado, on May 24, 2016. (credit: National Weather Service Boulder)

A short time later another EF-1 tornado touched down near the Washington County and Yuma County line, destroying a barn by the intersection of County Road 46 and County Road AAA.

Colorado Tornado Damage

Tornado damage in Washington County, Colorado, on May 24, 2016. (credit: National Weather Service Boulder)

Colorado Tornado Damage

Tornado damage in Washington County, Colorado, on May 24, 2016. (credit: National Weather Service Boulder)

According to the National Weather Service in Goodland the tornado stayed on the ground for 29 minutes and traveled a distance of 13 miles.

Significant damage was reported at a hog farm 8 miles northeast of Yuma.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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