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Tornado Reported Near Denver International Airport

4:15 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning just after 2 p.m. for southern Adams and northwestern Arapahoe counties.

A confirmed tornado was spotted just east of Denver International Airport. The airport was evacuated into designated tornado shelters, and passengers were told to seek shelter.

The tornado warning was downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning after the tornado warning expired at 2:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm that produced the tornado was located over northern Aurora and was moving north at 15 mph.

Several pictures from 9NEWS viewers show funnel clouds forming near DIA. Video shows what appeared to be a rain-wrapped tornado near the tarmac.

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