Little too close to home (I attended college for 4 years at the University of Northern Colorado, with Jux, in Greeley, Colorado). Tornado hit at 11:30am in Platteville, Colorado (where Jux has family). Moved and hit Gilcrest, Colorado. Passed the western side of Greeley (where Jux, two other board members live), killing one man camping at Missile Silo Park (where I have gone camping and spent a lot of time back in the day). The tornado then hit the town of Windsor (one board member that I know of) and caused major damage to the city. It then moved north clipping the town of Wellington and causing very minimal damage to Fort Collins, Colorado (where I lived for a year). The city of Windsor, Colorado has been declared as a state of emergency. The city is without gas and electricity. FEMA is figuring out if they can provide aid. Reports indicate that the tornado was what is referred to as a "wedge" tornado, where as some torandoes are long and rope-shaped, this one was a wedge out of the clouds and massive in size. And I mean massive. Estimates at 1/2 mile to a full mile in diameter. Early reports are stating this tornado that traveled close to 40 miles before moving in to Wyoming and causing damage to Laramie, could be as huge as an F4 tornado (F5 = hand of God), and being no smaller than an F3 tornado. Was the frontpage of CNN for a good part of the morning. http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/22/colorado.tornado.video/index.html And for a picture slideshow of the torando and the damage... http://www.9news.com/9slideshows/Weld County Tornado 5-22-08/ The thing that people don't understand is that tornadoes, while not unheard of in northern Colorado, are very rare. They usually spawn further east, towards Nebraska and Kansas. This one formed about 50 miles north of Denver (still in the Platte Valley, even rarer) and moved north-west towards the mountains. Creepy. Thank whatever powers that be that, as far as we know, everyone that we may know/associate with here is safe and okay, and prayers to the families displaced and to the poor family grieving over the loss of their loved one.