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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 16th, 2017 5:05am MST

Before hitting the road, Coloradans need to ensure that they and their vehicles are prepared should inclement weather strike. ThorntonWeather.com presents the first in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) as part of Winter Weather Preparedness Week has declared by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message […]

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Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week introduction

Sunday, October 15th, 2017 3:42am MST

Winter weather in Colorado can be an inconvenience but more than that it can be deadly.  Emergency preparedness for major winter storms – as well as for other types of severe weather – is an important part of living in a state where conditions can change wildly from one moment to the next. To help […]

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Lightning and wildfires – Hand in hand hazards

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 5:51am MST

Wildfires are not strictly a weather-related threat.  The weather does however play a significant role in starting fires and in the ability of firefighters to battle them. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 500 PM MDT SAT JUNE 27 2015 Colorado Lightning Safety Week concludes today…with wildfires […]

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When lightning strikes – Rendering aid and the lasting effects of a strike

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 5:00am MST

Knowing what to do when lightning strikes someone is critical to helping them survive.  As with many serious injuries, immediate action must be taken.  After the event, lightning strike victims oftentimes face a number of health and mental challenges. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOULDER CO 600 AM MDT […]

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Indoor lightning safety – Staying safe in your home or office

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 4:00am MST

Certainly the dangers of lightning are most prevalent outdoors and being indoors is the safest place to be when thunder is heard. Even inside your home or business lightning can be damaging and cause significant injury. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS 600 AM MDT THU JUN 22 […]

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Outdoor lightning safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 5:00am MST

Statistics provide insight into the dangers of severe weather and lightning is one of the most deadly.  Over the past decade Colorado has been the second deadliest state for lightning and many of these fatalities could have been avoided if the victims had remembered one key phrase: When thunder roars, go indoors. From the National […]

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The science of thunderstorms and lightning

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 4:00am MST

Thunderstorms and their associated hazards frequently make appearances in Colorado during the spring and summer months.  Lightning presents one of the damaging – and deadly – aspects of these storms and knowing more about the science behind the phenomena helps us to better protect ourselves. As part of Lightning and Wildfire Safety Awareness Week, this […]

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Lightning and wildfire safety overview

Monday, June 19th, 2017 6:00am MST

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking second in the United States for lightning-related fatalities.  During the spring and summer the nice weather finds many residents outside and while clear skies are the norm, storms oftentimes loom and present a very real hazard to residents. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL […]

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Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week highlights real dangers for residents

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 6:20am MST

Colorado is starting its annual Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week, an important opportunity to educate residents of the dangers lightning presents.  One statistic serves to highlight the very real hazard of lightning in Colorado – the Centennial State ranks as the second deadliest state for lightning fatalities in the nation. We oftentimes read about the […]

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National Weather Service 2017 storm spotter training dates

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 8:39am MST

Severe weather is a fact of life in Colorado – from blizzards to tornadoes we can and do see it all.  Each year the weather is responsible for claiming lives in our state and across the nation and the threat is very real.  Storm spotter training allows you to learn how to protect yourself and […]

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