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kushman 07-30-2012 04:04 PM

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

Tornado over Mount Evans confirmed |

linvillegorge 07-30-2012 04:08 PM


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 04:26 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 04:31 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 04:36 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):

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 04:37 PM


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 05:01 PM

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

lil TR:

Nobody was above that funnel, that is stupid.

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