(Photo: Courtesy of Laura Carpenter)Tornado sirens sounded across the Denver area Wednesday afternoon as severe storms created reports of several tornadoes. Denver International Airport grounded several flights and diverted incoming traffic to Colorado Springs.
National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Cooper says at least six tornadoes were observed with no reports of damage. A tornado watch for areas along the Front Range and the eastern plains expires at 8 p.m. MT, according to the National Weather Service.
Many weather enthusiasts and local residents took to social media to tell the story of Wednesday's storms. Here's a collection of what they saw:
18 Flights have been diverted from DIA to COS due to bad weather over DIA. pic.twitter.com/m76Xh0hscm— Heather Skold (@HeatherSkold13) May 21, 2014
Cars stuck in piles of hail on Tower Road pic.twitter.com/ldW8ZiASsr— NewsRadio 850 KOA (@850KOA) May 21, 2014
Tornado to our southwest looking towards the Denver airport. pic.twitter.com/Nnp4uGJq1w— Jeff Bulin (@EXTREMECHASER) May 21, 2014