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kushman 07-30-2012 05:04 PM

Tornado over Mount Evans
 
Just saw this in the news, pretty crazy:

Tornado over Mount Evans confirmed | 9news.com

linvillegorge 07-30-2012 05:08 PM

Dafuq???

There was a pretty nasty storm that just rolled through, but wow...

That's just unheard of. Any tornado west of I-25 is fairly uncommon, but a tornado on Mt. Evans??? A couple of years ago, I remember one up around Bailey.

jdang307 07-30-2012 05:26 PM

I'm no expert but the article says some were above the tornado and could see into the funnel.

Usually tornados from below clouds, so the cloud would block such a view correct?

Also, from those photos it shows the tornado forming from a cloud above the top of the mountain (unless there was another, even higher mountain).

linvillegorge 07-30-2012 05:31 PM

Accuracy isn't really much of a priority in today's journalism.

Though, it doesn't look like any of those pictures came from the summit. Mt. Evans is over 14k.

snowklinger 07-30-2012 05:36 PM

I had a friend up there at the time, he's a photographer, so please do not redistribute these and respect that he is copyrighted (I don't know jack about that shit so I'm just trying to cover the bases for him):

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...2/DSC_0096.jpg

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...2/DSC_0099.jpg

This is what he had on his phone at the time. He said it lasted several minutes, and had time to actually drive around for better shots.

jdang307 07-30-2012 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 512003)
Mt. Evans is over 14k.

Lord Jesus that is high. Just got a flashback of the unshakeable body aches I got staying in breck at 10k:laugh:

That photo above tells me, was anyone really above the tornado? Lol. And if so, how did they see through the clouds.

The writer probably got confused with a hurricane where you can see into the eye.

snowklinger 07-30-2012 06:01 PM

Just finished my 15th 14er (we have 58) yesterday.

lil TR:http://www.snowboardingforum.com/off...tml#post511745

Nobody was above that funnel, that is stupid.


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