A weak tornado formed right outside the Denver International Airport yesterday (June 18, 2013) in the afternoon hours. As of now, no one was directly impacted by this tornado, and very little damage was reported. It formed near the airport, but never directly hit the airport. The tornado produced roughly 97 mile per hour winds right around 2:30 p.m. local time in Denver. All flights were canceled or rerouted due to the storms in the area, and everyone was able to take shelter inside. Check out the amazing footage and photos of this tornado!
Bottom line: A tornado formed right near the Denver airport producing winds of nearly 100 mph. The airport had safety procedures in place, and everyone was able to take shelter, as all flights were canceled or delayed until the storm pushed through. In my opinion, it was one of the more “photogenic” tornado pictures and video I have seen in a long time. Plus, everyone was safe!
Matt Daniel is weekend Meteorologist for 13WMAZ (CBS) in Macon, Georgia, and founder of the blog Athens GA Weather. He's a self-described "big weather and music geek" and has produced weather content for CNN, MSN Weather and EarthSky. He has a passion for helping to keep people safe when severe weather strikes and says if you don't have a NOAA Weather Radio ... you should get one.