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Lightning and wildfires – Hand in hand hazards

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 5:51am 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 27 2015 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 23rd, 2017 5:00am 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 22nd, 2017 4:00am 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 22 […]

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Outdoor lightning safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 5:00am 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 20th, 2017 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 19th, 2017 6:00am MDT

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking second 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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Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week highlights real dangers for residents

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 6:20am MDT

Colorado is starting its annual Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week, an important opportunity to educate residents of the dangers lightning presents.  One statistic serves to highlight the very real hazard of lightning in Colorado – the Centennial State ranks as the second deadliest state for lightning fatalities in the nation. We oftentimes read about the […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 5:10am MDT

Over the past week we have highlighted some of the severe weather hazards that we face in Colorado every spring and summer in our Severe Weather 101 series.  The dangers these present are significant and not to be taken lightly. Tornadoes grab most of the headlines and certainly are a danger however others like lightning […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 21st, 2017 5:08am MDT

Of all the weather types associated with thunderstorms – hail, tornadoes, floods, etc – lightning is usually the most dangerous. In the United States there are an estimated 25 million cloud to ground lightning flashes each year and each one is a potential threat to life and property. During the past 10 years there has […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 5:19am MDT

During the spring and summer months in Colorado, a wide array of severe weather can strike. Tornadoes may grab all the headlines, but straight line winds and hail can do a great amount of damage in their own right – and they are more common. Straight line winds are winds out of a thunderstorm and […]

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