Storm warnings produced little activity in Weld County on Monday afternoon
June 12, 2017
We haven't seen this much hype with this little payoff since the 2014 Super Bowl.
At least in Weld County, a storm that spawned tornado warnings and threatened tennis ball-sized hail left the streets dry in most major towns and cities. At around 2:30 p.m. Monday, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for northeastern Colorado, with a tornado watch in place that turned into tornado warnings in a few areas, specifically west central Weld.
Greeley, Eaton and Windsor were some of the cities that saw ugly clouds with no results as the storm quickly came and went through the area — about two and a half hours, to be exact. The storm made its way to Wyoming by about 5 p.m.
The brunt of the storm left some hail damage between Nunn and Pierce, according to Roy Rudisill, director of Weld's Office of Emergency Management. The damages were primarily windshield and car damages, he said, with no other major issues reported in Weld.
The thunderstorm also produced a lightning strike that caused a small fire that Ault-Pierce Fire Station 1 reported to, according to a spokesman with the department. It burned about one acre near Weld County roads 49 and 86, but didn't result in any damages. It was quickly put out, the spokesman said.
Rudisill said a tornado briefly touched ground near Hereford for a moment but did not stay on the ground very long and did not cause any damages. No other damages were reported in the county as of Monday evening, he said.
Cpl. Matt Turner of the Weld County Sheriff's Office said the department did not respond to any calls of injuries or immediate emergencies related to the storm.