SEDGWICK COUNTY, Colo. — Photos and videos submitted by 9NEWS viewers on Wednesday show possible tornadoes touching down in northeastern Colorado.
One tornado was spotted about 10 miles southeast of Julesburg. The National Weather Service Boulder said several tornadoes were reported.
A tornado warning was issued for Julesburg and Amherst just after 6 p.m.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were also issued in parts of northeastern Colorado on Wednesday. The National Weather Service reported half-inch pieces of hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph would be possible.
A local resident reported damage from one tornado, saying it took out an 80-year-old small wooden granary.
After an unusually quiet May in terms of tornado activity across the United States mainland, June 2020 followed suit by hitting some record lows.
There were a total of six tornado watches issued across the U.S. last month, which the National Weather Service (NWS) said was the lowest number of tornado watches issued during the month of June in recorded history, beating last year's total of eight, which was the previous record and, until this year, the only year that number did not reach double digits. Prior to last year, the low was 10 watches issued during June 1988, according to the NWS.
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