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Time lapse video captures lenticular clouds along the Front Range

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 6:17pm MDT

Thornton resident Shannon Dizmang put his camera to good use and captured a stunning time lapse video of some lenticular clouds that developed this afternoon. Also known by their scientific name of altocumulus standing lenticularis, these clouds are not entirely unusual in Colorado on the Front Range during the winter. Strong jet winds force moist […]

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Spectacular lenticular cloud appears on the horizon

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 8:26am MDT

Spectacular lenticular cloud appears on the horizon.  Soon after this morning’s sunrise, sky watchers were treated to a great example of a lenticular cloud.  Hovering over the Colorado Front Range, the National Weather Service’s Denver / Boulder office captured a photo of the cloud and the Flatirons. Lenticular clouds are one of the least common […]

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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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