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Mid-afternoon on August 16th a strong supercell thunderstorm, which had already caused extensive crop damage in southern Saguache County, spawned a tornado northeast of Alamosa.  The tornado was witnessed by many, and occurred around 8 miles east-southeast of Mosca (2 1/2 miles south of San Luis Lake), in a rural area.  The tornado only lasted a few minutes, but, remarkably targeted and destroyed a unoccupied mobile home. This was an unusually strong supercell for the San Luis Valley.  Crop damage in southern Saguache County totalled at least $42 million.


Zoomed-Out Location of Tornado

Zoomed-In Location of Tornado

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