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A massive tornado tore into the northern Colorado town of Windsor and nearby towns Thursday, killing one person and damaging many homes and businesses, the town's mayor said.

"It will be a long time before the town recovers from this," Windsor Mayor John Vasquez said.

The funnel cloud, accompanied by golf-ball sized hail, blackened the skies over Windsor as it knocked down power lines, shredded crops in fields outside the city and blasted whole neighborhoods. Read full article »

CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers contributed to this report.

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