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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 20th, 2018 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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April 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 5:07am MDT

April can be a tricky month weather-wise with everything from mild temperatures to snow to severe weather being possible.  The good thing about that is that it provides plenty of chances for great photos! April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 5:06am 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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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 5:50am MDT

One fact that may surprise those new to Colorado is that we are actually on the western edge of the infamous Tornado Alley. This large swath of land comprises much of the nation’s midsection and is a unique place as the United States sees more tornadoes than any other place on earth. In fact, tornadoes […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 16th, 2018 6:15am MDT

We’ve all seen TV or Internet news of a weather related watch or warning being issued. But, how many really know what they mean? There is a pretty big difference between the two and it is important to be aware just what it means to you so you can take the appropriate precautions. Dozens of […]

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March 2018 weather recap: A warmer, wetter than normal month

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 6:00am MDT

The month was one largely bereft of any true weather drama.  It started out quite warm and dry and while we chilled out and got wetter for the second half, there were no significant events of note. The first couple of weeks of March were notable for their largely warmer than normal temperatures and their […]

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Thornton’s April 2018 preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 7:09am MDT

April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can see a stunning variety of weather. The proverbial April showers are certainly a possibility for Denver. Snow? Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? You bet – all can happen! For good measure throw in a chance […]

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March 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 6:00pm MDT

The month of March is the start of meteorological spring and while conditions do begin warming, winter weather is certainly out of the question.  From hot to cold, snow to rain, the conditions can be very conducive to great pictures as we see in our slideshow. March in Denver typically means frequent and rapid weather […]

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National Weather Service announces storm spotter training dates for 2018

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 8:16am MDT

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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February 2018 weather recap: Colder than normal temps, near normal precip

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 5:43am MDT

If you felt like the past month was a bit chilly you would be correct. February saw temps a good bit below normal.  We did see some help with our lack of seasonal snow and precipitation was a bit above average as well. The first third of the month continued the dry, warmer than normal […]

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