Talk:Weld County, Colorado
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Weld County, Colorado area has changed
It's my understanding that, because Weld County gave a few square miles to the new Broomfield County, Weld is now 3999 square miles, down from what's in this article. New to wikipedia, I'm not yet quite sure the protocol for making such a change. I'll follow up.
I have tagged the section on tornadoes as needing a citation because I do not believe that it is correct as written, since it flatly states that Weld County has been struck by the highest number of tornadoes of any county in the United States. I found a page from the National Weather Service's Denver Office which notes that "Weld county has one of the highest frequencies of tornadoes across the country. It's mainly due to the size of the county. Weld is 2 to 3 times the size of most counties across the nation." (Emphasis added) Further, that page cites data from 1950 through 2003, which means that it is a decade out of date. The second sentence announces a spate of tornadoes hitting the county in 2008; in addition to being uncited, I don't think that the statement is notable enough for inclusion on its own.
I will wait a week so before removing the statements, to allow time for interested editors to find reliable citations (and expand the discussion of the 2008 tornadoes). Horologium (talk) 18:42, 20 March 2013 (UTC)