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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 5:10am MDT

Over the past week we have highlighted some of the severe weather hazards that we face in Colorado every spring and summer in our Severe Weather 101 series.  The dangers these present are significant and not to be taken lightly. Tornadoes grab most of the headlines and certainly are a danger however others like lightning […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 5:19am 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 Awareness Week in Colorado gets started

Sunday, April 16th, 2017 6:00am MDT

As is customary, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this coming week Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This is an opportunity for the public to get reacquainted with the dangers severe weather presents in Colorado. Tornadoes, lightning, hail, severe wind and flooding are very real hazards that Coloradans face every year during severe weather season.  It […]

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Severe weather pays a visit to Thornton; Time lapse video captures hail

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 6:32pm MDT

It was quite an eventful afternoon in the Denver metro area as thunderstorms spawned funnel clouds and massive amounts of hail.  ThorntonWeather.com’s webcams captured part of the action as the hail piled up enough to make it look like snow. Our east webcam started to show some light precipitation before 1:00pm and before 3:00pm hail […]

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Record-setting hail falls near Wichita, Kansas

Sunday, September 19th, 2010 3:53am MDT

Severe weather rolled through south-central and southeastern Kansas on the evening of Wednesday, September 15, 2010 and dropped tornadoes and potentially record-setting hail.  The supercell thunderstorms developed in the late afternoon and caused significant damage in the Wichita area. Watch video of the hail pounding Wichita below In Sedgwick and Cowley counties one supercell generated monstrous […]

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That’s a big chunk of ice! South Dakota hailstone sets world records

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 3:34am MDT

The massive hailstone that fell over rural South Dakota last week has officially set world records for its weight and diameter. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the chunk of ice easily eclipsed the previous record setter. On Friday, July 23rd, severe weather rolled through northeastern South Dakota and Stanley, Jones, and […]

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South Dakota hail stone measures 8 inches in diameter – likely world record

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 7:48am MDT

Hail is one of the most damaging weather events capable of doing thousands of dollars worth of damage to homes and vehicles and utterly shredding crops. Last week in South Dakota the mother of all hail stones appears to have fallen – a beast weighing nearly two pounds and measuring 8 inches in diameter. On […]

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Severe weather strikes – Large hail, heavy rain fall on Thornton

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 7:47pm MDT

It is Colorado’s severe weather season and Thornton received a reminder of that Thursday night.  The late afternoon brought various watches and warnings and soon hail as large as ping-pong balls was falling. What started as a light rain with ominous clouds overhead soon turned to hail that pounded central Thornton near 120th Avenue and […]

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Hail and tornadoes make for eventful Wednesday afternoon

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 6:33am MDT

Colorado’s severe weather season is upon us and it paid a visit to the north Denver metro area in spades on Wednesday. Brief, heavy rain, large hail and a few tornadoes were reported with the fast moving storms. Isolated thunderstorms began popping up along the Front Range after lunchtime, quickly turning severe in nature. Hail […]

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Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week highlights weather dangers in the state

Monday, April 20th, 2009 7:21am MDT

As is customary, the governor has declared this week Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This is an opportunity for the public to get reacquanted with the dangers severe weather presents in Colorado.  Tornadoes, lightning, hail, severe wind and flooding are very real hazards that Coloradoans face every year during severe weather season.  It is important that […]

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