To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 Weld County tornado, Weld County government will publish several feature articles and accompanying social media posts which examine the impact of the tornado on county government and community members.

Find out what the day was like for a volunteer firefighter in Platteville when the mile-wide tornado first touched down, learn about the day the Office of Emergency Management had in response to the storm, and find out what it was like for a regional news reporter shooting video as the tornado crossed over Highway 34. Ever wondered what exactly caused that unusual storm on May 22 – one strong enough to create a mile-wide tornado seemingly out of nowhere? A National Weather Service meteorologist provides the answers. And we will share social media posts that not only look at the exact timeline of the tornado but also provide tips on emergency preparedness.