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Slammed again – Northeastern U.S. gets another snowstorm while Thornton waits

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 11:00am MDT

Yet another major snowstorm pummeled the northeastern United States yesterday and last night, their third in less than a month.  Snow totals in many areas from this single storm have far exceeded what Denver has received for its entire snow season thus far. Snow began falling on Wednesday snarling evening commutes from Virginia to New […]

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Aussie teens learn what type of flotation device not to use in a flooding river

Friday, January 21st, 2011 3:47pm MDT

Sometimes you just can’t save people from themselves.  With Australia battling flooding across four of its states, emergency officials have had their hands full providing relief and rescuing those affected by the disaster.  The Natural Disasters Examiner reports about how the decision by a young couple to test the floodwaters with inflatable sex dolls earlier this […]

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California’s ‘big one’ may not be an earthquake

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 7:19pm MDT

California and earthquakes go together like coffee and a cup but a new study suggests that an entirely different kind of disaster may have a bigger impact.  The U.S. Geological Survey gathered 117 scientists to evaluate a hypothetical – but possible – “super storm” and its impact on the Golden State.  At the end of […]

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Animated video depicts hypothetical global warming debate

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 5:03am MDT

From the high-minded forums in the scientific community to the halls of Congress to main street America, manmade climate change is a hot topic (pun intended).  Some scientists would have us believe the debate is over, Congress uses the theory to impress new taxes on citizens, and Americans are left wondering what to believe.  This […]

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NOAA: 2010 ties as second warmest year on record

Friday, January 14th, 2011 2:39pm MDT

Data released by NOAA puts 2010 into the history books as tying with 2005 as the warmest year globally since 1880.  The newly released report is sure to fuel the ongoing climate change and global warming debate for the year to come.  The National Climatic Data Center’s information shows that the combined global land and […]

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Flooding in Australia reaches ‘biblical proportions’, turns deadly

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 5:42pm MDT

Residents of Australia’s state of Queensland are facing an extraordinary deluge following record-setting rain.  In recent weeks an unusually heavy rainy season coupled with Tropical Storm Tasha has affected an area of land bigger than France and Germany combined. Queensland’s state treasurer Andrew Fraser  told media last week, “It is a disaster of biblical proportions.”  […]

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Northeastern U.S. paralyzed as nor’easter brings blizzard conditions

Monday, December 27th, 2010 4:52pm MDT

From the southern United States to the mid-Atlantic and New England a major winter storm has had a wide impact in recent days.  Some areas of the south recorded their first Christmas snow in decades and as the storm moved further northeast it turned into a major blizzard. Snow fell as far south as Jacksonville, […]

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More than 45% of nation covered in snow while Thornton remains dry

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 8:41am MDT

Last year a pre-holiday snowstorm covered Thornton in a blanket of white ensuring we had a white Christmas. This year the color will be brown for the Front Range but a sizeable chunk of the United States will have snow on the ground for the holiday. From North Dakota to Minnesota and Iowa, a major […]

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Oregon town struck by rare EF-2 tornado

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 3:53pm MDT

Tornadoes are not usually asssociated with Oregon or December and certainly not the two of them together.  Tuesday however that rarest of event did occur when an EF-2 tornado packing 110+ mph winds struck the town of Aumsville. The first report of the tornado was at 11:59am PST when emergency personnel reported spotting the twister.  […]

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Navy “Angels” deliver help for kids in hurricane stricken New Orleans

Monday, December 13th, 2010 12:25pm MDT

Every child should have a toy under the Christmas tree but the sad reality is that there are those that go without.  In New Orleans, the city is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and many children have been forced to grow up all too soon and face the reality of a natural disaster.  The U.S. […]

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