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News5 viewer appears to capture the formation of tornado near Falcon

Posted at 12:05 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 14:10:18-04

FALCON — A video posted to the News5 Facebook page appeared to show the formation of the tornado that briefly touched down near Falcon on Thursday.

Viewer Darlene Tettenhorst's video has been viewed hundreds of time, it shows a dust being picked up from a rotating column of air. It was posted to the News5 Facebook page at 4:48 p.m., and Tettenhorst said it was taken near Falcon Middle School.

The National Weather Service's report said a spotter saw a tornado about 3 miles north of Falcon. We are in the process of checking to see if the National Weather Service can verify if the video corresponds to the report.