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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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Camera footage shows destruction from deadly Illinois tornado as it happened

Friday, December 13th, 2013 6:48am MDT

Last month a tornado outbreak visited death and destruction across multiple states in the nation’s midsection. Security camera footage just release by a homeowner in Illinois whose house was destroyed captures the destruction as it happens. Over 100 tornadoes spanning seven states were reported on November 17. While the actual number of twisters was likely […]

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Philippines prepares for direct strike from Super Typhoon Haiyan

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 11:12am MDT

The most powerful tropical cyclone of the year has its sights set on the Philippines and the island nation is rushing to prepare for its arrival. Super Typhoon Haiyan is on course to strike the central part of the nation Friday morning causing extensive damage and likely loss of life. In the latest advisory from […]

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Video captures virtually impassable US 34 near Drake following flooding

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 5:58pm MDT

Recovery following Colorado’s devastating floods will be a painstaking process that takes months and years.  New video showcases one, small part of the destruction but serves as a reminder as to just how extensive the damage is. US Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park is no stranger to flood damage.  Once again, the canyon […]

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Before and after: NASA satellite imagery reveals flood damage in Colorado

Friday, September 20th, 2013 8:15am MDT

Colorado’s September 2013 floods have been absolutely devastating with over 1,500 homes destroyed and a death toll yet to be finalized. NASA satellites flew over the area near Greeley in recent days and the before and after pictures provide a stunning view from above of the devastation. Using the ‘sliders’ on the two image sets […]

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Interactive map: Rainfall totals from Colorado’s September 2013 flood event

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 6:04pm MDT

By the numbers, the rainfall experienced across northeastern Colorado since Monday, September 9 has been nothing short of extraordinary.  Over the span of a week, many locations received half of what they normally receive in an entire year.  Some received more than what they expect annually. We have created and interactive map (below) that shows […]

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In pictures: Colorado’s record-setting September 2013 rains and flooding

Monday, September 16th, 2013 7:16am MDT

September 2013 will forever be etched in the memory of all Coloradans as one which brought amazing destruction – and death.  Images of the truly historical event tell the story of the damage in the aftermath but also show the indomitable human spirit and the willingness of Americans to come together and help in times […]

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NOAA satellite image captures ‘biblical’ storm as it strikes Colorado

Friday, September 13th, 2013 11:32am MDT

* Click the image above for a larger view Five days of rain, one with absolutely torrential downpours, created dangerous and deadly flooding across much of the Colorado Front Range.  At one point the National Weather Service warned of ‘biblical rainfall amounts’ and it became hard to argue with that terminology.  The rainfall amounts were […]

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