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Twin tornadoes developed along a highway near Akron, Colo., swirling side by side in an open field.

Twin Tornadoes in Colorado: A Rare and Incredible Sight

Wednesday was a day of severe weather in the central United States, with a deadly twister in Matador, Texas, and a hectic hailstorm that injured concertgoers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. However, the most eye-popping weather event of the day unfolded south of Akron, Colo., about 100 miles east of Denver. AccuWeather meteorologist and storm chaser Tony Laubach was in the right place at the right time to film twin tornadoes that developed along a highway near Akron, swirling side by side in an open field.

Fortunately, the tornadoes swirled over an open area of eastern Colorado and did not hit any structures. However, some power poles were blown onto a road and an RV was overturned by strong winds associated with the tornado-producing thunderstorm. An unusual weather pattern set the stage for the severe thunderstorms that erupted on Wednesday from Texas to Wyoming. Dew points were near record levels in eastern Colorado, a key ingredient for the severe weather outbreak.

The thunderstorms across eastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming were prolific hail producers with hailstones measuring as large as baseballs in some locations. Large hail was responsible for shattering vehicle windows during the severe weather, including at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where people scrambled for safety as a storm moved overhead on Wednesday evening. Nearly 30,000 lightning strikes were also tallied over the region on Wednesday. Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota through the end of the week.

In conclusion, the twin tornadoes that developed in Colorado were a rare and incredible sight. Fortunately, they did not hit any structures, but strong winds associated with the tornado-producing thunderstorm overturned an RV and blew some power poles onto a road. The severe thunderstorms that erupted on Wednesday from Texas to Wyoming were prolific hail producers with hailstones measuring as large as baseballs in some locations. Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for several states through the end of the week.

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