By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Severe thunderstorms hit Colorado on June 24 producing hail, heavy rain and high winds.

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The storms also produced two tornadoes in the higher terrain of north-central Colorado.

Tornado Near Steamboat Springs

A tornado near Steamboat Springs on June 24. (credit: Gretchen Coleman)

The first touchdown was reported around 10:20 a.m. just outside of Steamboat Springs.

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A tornado briefly touched down in Routt County on June 24. (credit: Karen Waggoner Whitney via the Steamboat Pilot and NWS Grand Junction)

Less than an hour later a second tornado was reported at 11:15 a.m. in nearby Jackson County.

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Tornadoes are common in Colorado during the month of June but they typically occur during the late afternoon on the eastern plains.

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