GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) — The first tornado warning of the season for Colorado was issued in northern Weld County Friday evening. A land spout tornado was confirmed by law enforcement five miles east of Eaton, which is eight miles north of Greeley, according to the National Weather Service.
This twister is confirmed as what is called a “Land Spout Tornado”. A Land spout tornado can be produced as a thunderstorm forms and develops. Unlike a regular tornado formed by a super cell, a land spout tornado is not associated with a wall cloud and can even develop before rain, hail or even lightning. This type of tornado can cause minor wind damage but, is typically much weaker and doesn’t last as long.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Department confirmed two people reported a tornado touching down near county roads 74 and 49. There are no reports of any damage or injuries.
Earlier in the day on Friday a Cold Air Funnel was sighted with thunderstorms in Southwest Colorado near Cortez.
Dave Aguilera provided viewers on Facebook with details on the Tornado Warning.
With the storm areas of the south and east metro down to the Palmer Divide may see some accumulating snow overnight Friday into Saturday.