Tornado Hits Denver International Airport
Posted: 8:35 PM EDT on June 18, 2013
An EF-1 tornado ran directly over the weather station at Denver International Airport, which recorded a wind gust of 97 mph. Remarkably, the weather station was not destroyed, and continued to transmit data after the tornado had passed. There was no major damage reported at the airport.
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