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Overview

4 Tornadoes occurred on May 7th, 2016 with one over southern Weld county and 3 across western Morgan county. The most significant tornado traveled from just south of I-76 over Weld county across Empire Reservoir and then to the west of Orchard. Several campers were destroyed at Empire Reservoir along with two minor injuries. There was a few areas of EF2 damage but most was in the EF1 category. The path length was just over 8 miles with a maximum width of 1620 yards (3/4 Mile).

Additional information for each tornado can be seen by clicking on the graphic on the right. 


 
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Location of May 7th Tornadoes

Tornadoes:

 

The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0
Weak

65-85 mph
EF1
Moderate
86-110 mph
EF2
Significant
111-135 mph
EF3
Severe
136-165 mph
EF4
Extreme
166-200 mph
EF5
Catastrophic
200+ mph
ef-scale

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