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Old 07-04-2015, 01:15 AM
 
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i hate tornados i moved to spriings becouse i thout there wasnt eny
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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If you watch the weather reports you would think tornadoes are a big deal here. They're just doing their jobs because weak tornadoes do occur sometimes and they don't want to dismiss potential danger - but in reality, there is almost no record in history of life-threatening tornadoes in Colorado Springs. However, the news coverage area does extend out into the plains to the state line where serious tornadoes can indeed occur. There have mainly been a smattering of EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes in the general vicinity of Colorado Springs. Stronger and more damaging tornadoes have only occurred out on the Eastern plains so far, such as Holly, Sugar City, etc. The further East you get, the more the tornado situation looks like Kansas or Oklahoma - but the state as a whole has had very few deaths from tornadoes - the most since 1950 in any single event is 5 people. Here is a short article about probably some of the most significant tornadoes in Colorado history: Colorado Tornado History

Tornado History Project: Colorado Here you can see Colorado tornadoes since 1950. You will see that they almost exclusively occur on the Eastern Plains and that you have to get some distance away from the mountains before an EF-2 or stronger shows up. They are extremely rare in the mountains and Western Slope. There have only been two EF-3 in El Paso County since 1950 and no EF-4 or EF-5 in El Paso County.

In 2001 in Ellicott a possible tornado or perhaps just straight line winds destroyed the school and some mobile homes - took no lives but there were some injuries the worst of which was a broken leg - that is probably the most significant event in El Paso County of this type. Tornado rips CO town - Disaster News Network
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