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    PHOTOS: Denver International Airport Eerie, Empty as Tornado Strikes Nearby

    By By Meghan Evans, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist
    July 31, 2014, 12:43:02 AM EDT

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    As a tornado touched down near Denver International Airport on Monday, July 28, 2014, the normally bustling hub was suddenly desolate and empty while travelers sought shelter.

    "The area of high pressure that has been pumping heat into the area, shifted west," AccuWeather Meteorologist Danielle Knittle said of the setup that produced the tornado. "This allowed an impulse to track over the area, helping to ignite isolated storms on Monday. At the same time, monsoon moisture was available to add fuel."

    The storms were really spotty in nature, and the rest of the area was quiet and dry. This allowed the storms that triggered to strengthen rapidly, as there was nothing to rob them of their energy, Knittle said.

    Sara McCook snapped a photo of an empty concourse, and noted "the eeriness of a silent concourse at 4 p.m."


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