Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 7:51pm MDT
An exciting evening in Thornton as far as the weather goes. Just before 6:00pm Wednesday a slow-moving severe thunderstorm over north Thornton brought everything from funnel clouds to lightning to torrential rain.
The Thornton radar image when the storm was at its height. The storm dumped over 2" of rain in 1 hour.
Rain began falling in the area of 120th and Colorado Blvd at 6:00pm and over the next 70 minutes dumped 2.36″ of precipitation. Lightning and thunder were predominant for the entire time as well. At 6:40 the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning when several funnel clouds were spotted between south Thornton and Dacono. These slow moving storms presented a clear and present danger but appear to have passed relatively uneventful. Minor street flooding has been reported in some parts of Thornton but otherwise little damage.
As of this writing, a Flood Advsiory and Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for much of the Denver metro area. Radar does indicate the storm is deteriorating and things should beging to settle down now.
As always, please stay tuned to ThorntonWeather.com for the latest. Be sure to monitor our Warnings and Advsiories page for realtime updates on current watches and warnings.
Tags: funnel clouds, Severe Weather, tornado