Tornado Warning Released by The National Weather Service Affecting Weld, CO

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Weld, CO starting on 2019/05/26 16:42. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to take shelter during this event. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Here is the full alert from The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Denver Colorado has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Central Weld County in northeastern Colorado
  • Until 615 PM MDT.
  • At 542 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located 10 miles southeast of Briggsdale, or 27 miles northwest
    of Fort Morgan, moving northeast at 20 mph.

    HAZARD Tornado and quarter size hail.

    SOURCE Radar indicated rotation.

    IMPACT Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
    shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
    Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
    damage is likely.

  • This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
    central Weld County, including the following locations
    Buckingham.