Tornado Warning for Denver, Arapahoe, Adams Counties, CO

This alert expired on May 21, 2014 2:30 PM MDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Adams; Arapahoe; Denver

Posted May 21, 2014 2:28 PM MDT

The Tornado Warning for Northwestern Arapahoe, central Denver and Western Adams counties will expire at 2:30 pm MDT.

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area. Therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. However small hail and heavy rain are still possible with this thunderstorm.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 8:00 pm MDT Wednesday evening for northeast Colorado.

Remember, a Tornado Warning still remains in effect for Cental Adams and central Arapahoe counties until 2:45 pm MDT.

Tips from

Excerpted from ready.govBefore:
  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
  • Look for the following danger signs:
    • Dark, often greenish sky
    • Large hail
    • A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
    • Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
    • If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately...
  • More:
  • What to do before a tornado.
Excerpted from ready.govDuring:
  • If you are under a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately! Most injuries associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to protect your head.
  • If you are in a structure, go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls.
  • If you are in a trailer or mobile home, get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter.
  • If you are outside with no shelter, immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.
  • More:
  • What to do during a tornado.

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