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First Tornado In 44 Years Hits Near Walden In Colorado's North Park

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) - A rare tornado hit extreme northern Colorado late in the morning on June 24.

The National Weather Service in Boulder said the brief touchdown was about 19 miles southwest of Walden in Jackson County around 11:15 a.m..

Tornado Near Walden
A tornado touched down near Walden, Colo., on June 24. (credit: Jeff Walls via NWS Boulder)

No damage has been reported which means it will be given a rating of EF-0 unless future reports of damage surface.

It's only the second time since 1950 that a tornado has been documented in Jackson County.

The first tornado reported there was on May 10, 1974.

Doppler Radar
A radar image taken on June 24 near Walden. (credit: NWS Boulder)

Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado's weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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