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High winds a major threat in Colorado during the winter

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 5:03am MDT

As we often experience, high winds in Colorado can cause conditions to deteriorate rapidly.  They present a very real danger to life and property, especially when coupled with other winter conditions like snow. Why does it seem like we get so much wind in the winter?  What causes this?  How can you prepare and protect […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 4:00am MDT

We all are familiar with the crawls on the TV screen or the announcements on the radio for winter weather advisories such as Winter Storm Watch, Blizzard Warning, Freeze Warning and more. But, how many of us really know what those mean? There is very specific criteria the National Weather Service follows in issuing these […]

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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 15th, 2018 4:45am MDT

Before hitting the road, Coloradans need to ensure that they and their vehicles are prepared should inclement weather strike. ThorntonWeather.com presents the first in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) as part of Winter Weather Preparedness Week has declared by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message […]

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Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week introduction

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 5:30am MDT

Winter weather in Colorado can be an inconvenience but more than that it can be deadly.  Emergency preparedness for major winter storms – as well as for other types of severe weather – is an important part of living in a state where conditions can change wildly from one moment to the next. To help […]

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Lightning and wildfires – Hand in hand hazards

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 6:00am MDT

Wildfires are not strictly a weather-related threat.  The weather does however play a significant role in starting fires and in the ability of firefighters to battle them. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 500 PM MDT SAT JUNE 30 2018 Colorado Lightning Safety Week concludes today…with wildfires […]

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When lightning strikes – Rendering aid and the lasting effects of a strike

Friday, June 29th, 2018 6:00am MDT

Knowing what to do when lightning strikes someone is critical to helping them survive.  As with many serious injuries, immediate action must be taken.  After the event, lightning strike victims oftentimes face a number of health and mental challenges. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOULDER CO 600 AM MDT […]

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Indoor lightning safety – Staying safe in your home or office

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 6:00am MDT

Certainly the dangers of lightning are most prevalent outdoors and being indoors is the safest place to be when thunder is heard. Even inside your home or business lightning can be damaging and cause significant injury. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS 600 AM MDT THU JUN 28 […]

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Outdoor lightning safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 6:00am MDT

Statistics provide insight into the dangers of severe weather and lightning is one of the most deadly.  Over the past decade Colorado has been the second deadliest state for lightning and many of these fatalities could have been avoided if the victims had remembered one key phrase: When thunder roars, go indoors. From the National […]

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The science of thunderstorms and lightning

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 4:00am MDT

Thunderstorms and their associated hazards frequently make appearances in Colorado during the spring and summer months.  Lightning presents one of the damaging – and deadly – aspects of these storms and knowing more about the science behind the phenomena helps us to better protect ourselves. As part of Lightning and Wildfire Safety Awareness Week, this […]

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Lightning and wildfire safety overview

Monday, June 25th, 2018 5:10am MDT

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking fourth in the United States for lightning-related fatalities.  During the spring and summer the nice weather finds many residents outside and while clear skies are the norm, storms oftentimes loom and present a very real hazard to residents. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL […]

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