Tornado at 10000 feet — Clear Creek, Colorado

Rusty Stewart had never seen a tornado before. And the last place he thought he would see one was at 9500 feet. But, by the looks of this video shot by Stewart Saturday, Aug. 18 around 2 pm, that may be exactly what happened. The following video footage shows what appears to be a tornado touching down up York Gulch west of Idaho Springs. The National Weather Service has not seen the video, but a representative out of the Boulder office said it is not impossible or unheard of. The highest reported tornado was seen in the Sequoia National Forest in 2004 by a hiker at 10500 feet. If it turns out Stewart’s catch was in fact a tornado it will be the first twister reported for Clear Creek County.

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