Wow man.... I've only seen one tornado touch down in my life (in person), but what I just went through was AWESOME and really scary at the same
I live in Aurora Colorado in some condos on the first floor, I had just gotten off the phone with my sister about 10 min prior. She had said that it
was hailing where she lives, which is north west of us.
So I go outside on the back porch and saw the angry clouds, and before I knew it, a huge gust blows through, and didn't stop, I started seeing crap
flying around. And I ran right back inside. This wind did NOT feel right.
Up rooted a few trees and smashed a large portion of a fence. Shingles have been ripped off our place, my room is a mess as I ripped every thing out
of my closet to have access to the crawl space.
When things calmed down, we went back out on the back porch and looked to the east, and saw the funnel cloud coming back down, and did a full touch
down. Then preceded to grow, I would guesstimate to almost an ef2. It was nasty.
We're still in a tornado warning for about 20 more minutes, but the clouds around us are looking okay. I dunno though, I keep going out and checking.
I can't believe it, I just went through my first tornado.
My folks and I are okay, no broken windows or damage to our place besides shingles, my cats are freaked out and so are we.
We have some pictures, I'll see about posting them later.
Here's my local news station. 7 News
[edit on 6/7/2009 by Slash]