Two rare, high-altitude, morning tornadoes hit hour apart In Colorado

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 18:23:51-04

DENVER (CBS4) – Severe thunderstorms hit Colorado over the weekend producing hail, heavy rain and high winds.

The storms also produced two tornadoes in the higher terrain of north-central Colorado.

A tornado near Steamboat Springs on June 24. (credit: Gretchen Coleman)

The first touchdown was reported around 10:20 a.m. just outside of Steamboat Springs.

A tornado briefly touched down in Routt County on June 24. (credit: Karen Waggoner Whitney via the Steamboat Pilot and NWS Grand Junction)

Less than an hour later a second tornado was reported at 11:15 a.m. in nearby Jackson County.

Tornadoes are common in Colorado during the month of June but they typically occur during the late afternoon on the eastern plains.