A tornado touches down at Denver International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 2013. The Nation Weather Service rated it as an EF1 that registered 97 mph winds sparking the evacuation of the airports common areas, but no injuries were reported.
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The tornado sighting that set off alarms and frightened passengers at Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon was a startling reminder that Colorado is indeed twister country.
A home heavily damaged by the 2008 Windsor tornado
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All eyes are on Moore, Oklahoma following this week’s massive tornado. The National Weather Service has confirmed the twister an EF5. Five years ago an EF3 tornado tore through parts of northern Colorado with the most damage occurring in Windsor.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled this afternoon at the Colorado Army National Guard’s newest readiness center in Windsor. Construction on the 30,715 square feet facility began in September 2011 and cost nearly $10 million.