Tornados in Denver

I just happened to be in Parker Colorado (near Denver) yesterday when the Tornadoes touched down.  I was headed into a restaurant for dinner when we looked up and saw this.  There were no sirens and at first the people around us didn’t notice.

Tornado in Parker Colorado

I didn’t learn until later that it’s the most dangerous when it’s straight up and down. 

Tornado in Parker Colorado

I head conflicting reports of how close it actually was to where I was at.  The odd thing I didn’t notice until it was over was how still it was.  No wind.  Despite living in both Iowa and Missouri, this is the first time I’ve seen a tornado.  There were two tornados that touched down and luckily no one was hurt. 

Tornado in Parker Colorado


  1. Living in Kansas, these videos hit close to home for me. You mentioned how still it was. I am certainly not a meteorologist, but I can tell you that every single time I’ve been close to a tornado, there is total “stillness”. An erie, freaky type stillness. So, as long as it stormy and still fairly windy outside, I don’t get too worried about tornadoes. It’s when the total stillness comes that I really start to get worried. And then when you hear the dull, low roar, train engine sound, (the unmistakable sound of the tornado), all I can say is you better be already in your shelter at that point!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Amazing pics!


  2. Jaime – Despite growing up in Iowa and living in Missouri now I’ve never seen or even been close to a tornado before. It was truly amazing. I’m very grateful no one was hurt I know they can be devastating.


  3. estasoyyo · ·

    Great photos, amazing images.


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