Tornado Spins Near Rainbow in Central New Mexico

A tornado was spotted near a rainbow in central New Mexico on Friday, May 26, amid severe thunderstorms in the region.

Footage recorded by John Hanson shows the vortex next to a rainbow on Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) later confirmed that a tornado touched down in the region.

On Saturday, the NWS said severe weather remained a threat in the area for the weekend. Credit: John Hanson via Storyful

Video transcript

- There it is in front of a rainbow. Beautiful, beautiful tornado. Hell yeah, finally. Beautiful, this is what I came out for. Beautiful tornado.

Look at that.

It's going back up. It will come down.