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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...
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Easter Sunday will be a dry day across the Seattle area, but more showers and rain are ahead for the city.
Morning Easter activities should be fine, but a chance of showers and thunderstorms could impact any afternoon activities around Dallas.
After rain to start the Easter weekend, it will be sunny and warm on Sunday -- a nice end to the weekend.
There hasn't been any measurable precipitation in San Francisco since April 4.
Rain and thunderstorms spreading to the East on Tuesday will put the brakes on the warmup following Easter weekend.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
Watertown, OH (1901)
April 19-21, 45 inches of snow - state record.
El Paso, TX (1971)
4" of snow -- late season record.
Providence, RI (1976)
Second day of early season heat wave, 98
degrees in northeastern part of the city.