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[View the story "Photos Capture One of the Highest Tornadoes Ever" on Storify]Photos Capture One of the Highest Tornadoes EverStorified by Accu Weather · Mon, Jul 30 2012 07:21:07Photo of Mount Evans, CO, tornado at nearly 12,000 feet. http://pic.twitter.com/hZMxsTayKaren GoodwinOne of the highest tornadoes ever recorded in the world touched down northeast of Mount Evans' summit in Colorado on Saturday July 28, 2012. The initial storm report released by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) read that the tornado touched down at 12,500 feet. An update on the Denver/Boulder National Weather Service Facebook page said the estimated elevation of the touchdown was 11,900 feet.The Mount Evans tornado falls 100 feet short of the highest tornado ever witnessed. A hiker spotted a tornado at 12,000 feet in Sequoia National Park in California on July 7, 2004, according to the SPC.Tornadoes are rare in elevations this high, because the air flow gets disrupted by the terrain."This just shows that tornadoes can form anywhere, if the conditions are ripe," AccuWeather Meteorologist Henry Margusity said. A disturbance pushing through with very cold air aloft set the stage for very unstable conditions and the rare tornado.Tornado touchdown estimated 1.75 miles northeastFacebookStorm Prediction Center 20120728's Storm ReportsSevere weather, tornado, thunderstorm, fire weather, storm report, tornado watch, severe thunderstorm watch, mesoscale discussion, convec...Mount Evans, a 14,000-foot mountain in Colorado, experienced a tornado on 7/28/12 at nearly 12,000 feet. #Mount Evans http://pic.twitter.com/kW5bo389Karen GoodwinTornado reported on Saturday near Mount Evans in Colorado :-O #COWX http://pic.twitter.com/M5B2YJtjPablo SpencerMt Evans, Colorado FunnelcekirbyThe Original Weather Blog: Tornado Near Mt. Evans, CO on 7/28/12 a New Record High Elevation?A tornado touched down close to Lincoln Lake near Mt. Evans, CO on Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2012. Mt. Evans is located in the Arapaho...
Storified by Accu Weather · Mon, Jul 30 2012 07:21:07
Temperatures will be on the rise across the Northeast this week and continue into the upcoming weekend.
A pattern change will usher in cooler air and rain to the Northwest this week.
Autumn officially starts at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday, but it will not feel like autumn in some parts of the U.S.
The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta’s glaciers exposed to the sun’s heat.
Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across Eastern China, South Korea and Japan this week.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
Oklahoma City, OK (2000)
0.03" of rain ended a 54 day dry string.
New England (1961)
Hurricane Esther made a 350-mile circle south
of Cape Cod from Sept. 21-25. It later passed
over Cape Cod and hit Maine.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
90 degrees F.; record 105th day of 90 degrees
or higher this year.