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Firenado captured on video at Beaver Creek Fire

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 3:57pm MST

Thus far, Colorado has been fortunate with relatively few large wildfires. The one notable exception is the Beaver Creek Fire where a firefighter recently captured video of a ‘firenado.’ Also called a fire whirl, a firenado occurs when the rising heat from the blaze meets whirling winds.  The effect and appearance is much like a […]

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National Weather Service rates damaging May 24 tornadoes

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 12:46pm MST

The thunder rolled across eastern Colorado on Tuesday, May 24 – as did hail, wind and tornadoes.  Washington County saw the most intense activity with multiple twisters including one damaging tornado that has been rated an EF-1. The National Weather Service sent survey teams to the area to evaluate the damage inflicted by Mother Nature. […]

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May 7, 2016 Eastern Colorado tornadoes rated at EF-2s

Monday, May 9th, 2016 5:17am MST

Severe weather struck the plains of Colorado on Saturday spawning multiple tornadoes.  The two most powerful of these, one near Wiggins and another near Wray, have been rated EF-2s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage and injuries from both twisters were relatively light, certainly not as bad as they could have been. The tornado west […]

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National Weather Service announces storm spotter training dates for 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016 7:41am MST

Severe weather is a fact of life in Colorado – from blizzards to tornadoes we can and do see it all.  Each year the weather is responsible for claiming lives in our state and across the nation and the threat is very real.  Storm spotter training allows you to learn how to protect yourself and […]

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NOAA details the chances for a white Christmas for the United States

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 8:05am MST

With our most recent snowstorm, the Colorado Front Range is likely to enjoy a white Christmas (defined as 1 inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day).  Other locations in the United States of course are not quite so lucky and historically, Colorado can be quite hit or miss. Below is the latest narrative […]

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National Weather Service announces storm spotter training dates for 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 5:00pm MST

Severe weather is a fact of life in Colorado – from blizzards to tornadoes we can and do see it all.  Each year the weather is responsible for claiming lives in our state and across the nation and the threat is very real.  Storm spotter training allows you to learn how to protect yourself and […]

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Denver smashes two low temperature records for December 30

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 11:17pm MST

Our recent blast of Arctic air sent the mercury tumbling and in the process broke two daily records for December 30th. The official “high” temperature in Denver, as measured at DIA, reached only 1 degree at 1:23pm.  This easily bested the record low high for the date of 8 degrees set in 1915.  Thornton was […]

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Best drives near the Colorado Front Range for viewing fall foliage

Friday, September 19th, 2014 9:02am MST

This time of year many folks head to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. This year the changing of the colors seems to be occurring a bit earlier than normal and the last half of September should provide some great opportunities. Where to go?  Below are five of […]

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Front brings snow to Colorado’s high country, Mt Evans road closed

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 8:54am MST

Snow at the Centennial State’s elevations can occur any time of year and last night Mother Nature delivered a white reminder that fall and winter are not far behind. On Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation closed the road to the top of Mount Evans due to the potential for snowfall.  That potential was realized […]

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Two tornadoes touch down in north Denver metro area, minor damage seen

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 7:19am MST

Monday’s forecast called for a chance for thunderstorms but Mother Nature threw in a couple of wildcards in the form of two tornadoes in the area.  The landspout tornadoes caused minor damage in north Denver and were widely seen across much of the area. The first tornado was reported at 3:53pm just across the Adams […]

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