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7 May 2016:
Tornadoes at Wray, Colorado

May 7, 2016: I was hoping for the much-vaunted Colorado magic to happen today, and indeed it did. I targeted the area with the best moisture (it doesn't take much at this altitude) and most backed winds, at least according to model forecasts. Lots of convection fired early and often, but I still hoped for a storm to get going in that area, and it finally did. By that point in the chase, I'd met up with Jason Persoff, and we witnessed a beautiful, dusty tornado from funnel to stovepipe. Share

Video of large, dusty tornado and more at Wray, Colorado, on May 7, 2016. For best quality, click on gear symbol at lower right of video and choose 1080HD. Video by Chris Kridler.

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