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On anniversary of Windsor tornado, a reminder of the storm that was

Today marks the one-year anniversary of a tornado that struck Windsor, in northern Colorado, taking one life and doing an estimated $193 million in damages, which made it the costliest twister in state history. The video above shows why; the massive storm sat on top of the community for a long, long time, stirring deadly winds and spewing hail the size of baseballs. This may not be the nicest spring afternoon, but it's infinitely more pleasant than last May 22.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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