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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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Dual disasters strike Indonesia killing hundreds

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 9:26am MDT

One major natural disaster is bad enough but the nation of Indonesia is struggling to recover from two that struck in the past week.  A major earthquake caused a tsunami late Monday and Tuesday the nation’s most active volcano erupted. Off the nation’s western coast, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake triggered a tsunami with 10 foot […]

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Space station astronaut captures images of Hurricane Igor and Hurricane Julia

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 7:43pm MDT

A truly rare event is occurring in the Atlantic Ocean where for the first time in 84 years two Category 4 hurricanes are churning at the same time. Yesterday astronaut Douglas Wheelcock snapped stunning images of Hurricane Igor and Hurricane Julia from his perch 220 miles above the Earth aboard the International Space Station. View […]

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Tropical Storm Alex threatens Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 2:25pm MDT

The first named storm of the 2010 hurricane season is being watched closely by not only areas at threat from landfall but also those working to clean up the Gulf oil spill. Tropical Storm Alex continued to move to the northwest where it threatens to find warmer water and become a hurricane. The National Hurricane […]

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ThorntonWeather.com set to chase tornadoes on the Great Plains

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 8:07am MDT

Severe weather season brings danger and destruction to the Great Plains of the United States. No other place on earth sees as many tornadoes as this region and now ThorntonWeather.com is going to go on the hunt in an attempt to witness Mother Nature’s fury up close and personal. As we have pointed out before, […]

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2010 hurricane season names from Alex to Walter

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 3:11pm MDT

From Hurricane Andrew to Hurricane Katrina, the names given one of the earth’s most devastating disasters become part of our history and are forever associated with the death and destruction they bring. For the 2010 hurricane season, the names chosen run through 21 letters of the alphabet from Alex to Walter. For a complete list […]

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