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Video: Web cam time lapse shows wave cloud development

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 12:53pm MDT

It is quite mild out there (currently 62°) but also a bit breezy.  A mountain wave cloud developed and is obscuring the sun a bit.  Check out the video – it is a quick time lapse of the past few hours showing the wave cloud over Thornton.  Kind of fun.  😉

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Time lapse video captures mountain wave clouds, sunset

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 5:14pm MDT

Watching clouds in real time can be fascinating however it is when they are sped up via time lapse that we can oftentimes truly see the subtle motions that we otherwise miss. A time lapse video released by some local storm chasers provide a stunning visual of wave clouds near Boulder. Posted to YouTube today […]

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Photo: Bald eagle and afternoon iridescent clouds

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 5:11pm MDT

One of our friends was hanging out along the South Platte again this afternoon.  Had to shoot pictures into the sun but with the iridescent clouds in the background it looks really cool. Cloud iridescence is caused by clouds (usually cirrus) that have small water droplets or ice crystals in them causing the light to […]

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Photo: Late day brings iridescent wave cloud

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 4:36pm MDT

Mother Nature has sure put on a heck of a show over the last 24 hours. Just a bit ago we captured an iridescent wave cloud looking west from McKay Road. Cloud iridescence is caused by clouds (usually cirrus) that have small water droplets or ice crystals in them causing the light to be diffracted, […]

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Time lapse video provides stunning view of rolling, bubbling clouds over the Rockies

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 5:54pm MDT

One of our favorite pastimes is simply watching the clouds.  Colorado’s widely varying weather provides a stunning variety in almost every season.  One photographer captured an amazing time lapse video of what he called “Bubbly Rocky Mountain Clouds.” Watch the video below.  Just beautiful! Bubbly Rocky Mountain Clouds from David Harpe on Vimeo.

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From the National Weather Service: Image captures altocumulus clouds at sunrise

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 8:08am MDT

From the National Weather Service this morning:  “A beautiful sunrise this morning over Northeast Colorado, with a blanket of altocumulus clouds spread across the skies. Altocumulus are mid-level clouds that can indicate the presence of elevated instability, especially in the morning, which could become boundary-layer based and be released into deep convection during the afternoon […]

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Thornton sees beautiful sunset, unusual cloud formations

Friday, January 6th, 2012 6:51am MDT

The past week has brought some beautiful sunrises and sunsets to the Colorado Front Range.  The evening of Thursday, January 5, 2012 was no exception as Thornton was treated to an amazing display. Wave clouds are formed by atmospheric ‘waves’ of wind flowing up and down mountains.  Here in Colorado we have had a pretty […]

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Sunday brings brilliant sunrise and clouds to Thornton

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 8:23am MDT

A very chilly morning yielded a beautiful sunrise over south Thornton this morning.  ThorntonWeather.com was out for a walk and captured images of the brilliant red sky near the Spratt Lake facility.  With mostly clear skies temperatures Sunday morning dipped clear down to 14.7 degrees – the coldest day we have seen this season.  Thankfully […]

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Lenticular clouds appear over Denver

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 3:53pm MDT

Colorado is home to many weather phenomena which is certainly part of its appeal.  Our topography and geographic location allow us to experience a true four seasons and every type of weather.  Yesterday if you turned your eyes skyward you were treated to an amazing display of lenticular clouds, an unusual formation but one for […]

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NCAR scientists determine planes can punch holes in clouds

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 5:57am MDT

Mysterious, almost UFO-looking, clouds have fascinated viewers from the ground for decades. Now, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder have determined that planes can ‘punch holes’ in clouds and perform the equivalent of cloud seeding. Andrew Heymsfield, a scientist at NCAR, said that given the right conditions, planes climbing or […]

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