WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Drone video shows damage from Monday’s tornado that struck Weld County. A CBS4 viewer took the drone video which shows how widespread the damage is near Platteville.
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The storm that spawned the tornado between Firestone and Platteville shortly after 5 p.m. Monday moved slowly north allowing the tornado to be visible for at least 30 minutes. During that time, the tornado tracked at least 5 miles which is a relatively long distance for a Colorado tornado.MORE NEWS: TSA Using New Technology At Denver International Airport To Increase Security
It was a very isolated thunderstorm with no other surrounding storms to block the view. The result was a clear view of the “landspout” tornado from the northern sections of the Denver metro area to the south to Fort Collins and Greeley to the north.