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Seen from space: Super Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 12:36pm MDT

Super Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan as seen from the International Space Station late yesterday.  Image taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s latest report said that Neoguri was packing sustained winds of 120 mph with gusts to 150 mph making it a Category 3 storm. Get more info on the first super […]

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Video captures twin EF-4 tornadoes in Nebraska

Monday, July 7th, 2014 8:01am MDT

Severe weather struck eastern Nebraska on June 16 spawning an amazing four EF-4 rated tornadoes in less than an hour.  Two of these were twins, formed from the same supercell thunderstorm at nearly the same time, and stunning video from a resident’s porch shows the beasts. While this event and the video are a few […]

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San Diego wildfire prompts evacuation orders for 20,000 homes

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 6:30am MDT
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Tornado outbreak hits seven states, kills at least 18 in the South

Monday, April 28th, 2014 6:28am MDT

Tornado activity in the United States had been at record low levels before this weekend. Mother Nature came roaring back to life Sunday however spawning a deadly outbreak of twisters with more expected Monday. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center accumulated reports of 31 tornadoes Sunday although the actual number will likely be less once analyzed. […]

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattles Los Angeles area, causes minor damage

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 6:25am MDT

A significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck La Habra, California Friday breaking water mains, knocking items from shelves and rattling Los Angeles area residents.Occurring at 9:09 p.m., the US Geological Survey reported the quake was centered 4… Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com

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Before and after: NASA satellite imagery shows effects of Washington state landslide

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 11:44am MDT

As many as two dozen people were killed on Saturday, March 22, 2014 when a massive landslide swept down a rain-soaked hill near Oso, Washington. NASA satellite imagery taken before and after the event shows the extent of the event. Using the ‘sliders’ on the image below you can compare how the area looks normally […]

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Video: Los Angeles news anchors scramble under desk during earthquake

Monday, March 17th, 2014 9:36am MDT

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area Monday morning in the pre-dawn hours. While a relatively minor quake, it was strong enough to rattling residents and send morning TV news anchors under their desks. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) the quake was centered 6 miles west of Beverly Hills and at a depth of 5.3 miles. […]

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NASA satellite captures image of Australian wildfires

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 5:06pm MDT

Satellite imagery of wildfires is something we are certainly used to seeing here in Colorado, particularly the last couple of years.  Summertime in Australia brings wildfire danger as well and a NASA satellite captured smoke billowing from a blaze down under. Much of Australia has been gripped by record-setting heat in recent weeks thus leading […]

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Helmet cam captures motorcycle rider trying to cross Colorado floodwaters

Saturday, January 11th, 2014 8:04am MDT

September 2013 went into the history books as one of the most disastrous in Colorado history as torrential rains brought devastating flooding. Most residents heeded warnings meant to save lives but newly discovered video showcases one man ignoring them and nearly drowning in the process. The video, released by action camera maker GoPro last week, features motorcycle […]

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Cairo receives first snow in over 100 years, Jerusalem receives most in 50 years

Friday, December 13th, 2013 10:21am MDT

A powerful winter storm system struck parts of the Middle East on Friday to the delight of some residents but causing havoc in other locations where snow is a rarity. In Cairo, Egypt snow fell, reportedly for the first time in 112 years, covering parts of the city in a light blanket of white. Parts […]

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