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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 5:10am MST

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 19th, 2018 5:06am MST

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 101 – Floods and Flash Floods

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 5:05am MST

For much of Colorado, floods and flash floods present a grave danger to life and property. These usually are the result of one of two things – spring snow melt occurring rapidly or a severe thunderstorm. Colorado is very susceptible to flash flooding and these occur somewhere every year in the state. The waters from […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 5:50am MST

One fact that may surprise those new to Colorado is that we are actually on the western edge of the infamous Tornado Alley. This large swath of land comprises much of the nation’s midsection and is a unique place as the United States sees more tornadoes than any other place on earth. In fact, tornadoes […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week in Colorado gets started

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 6:00am MST

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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Death Toll Climbs As Unusual Weather Hits Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Carolinas

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 12:15pm MST

Severe thunderstorms and tornados threatened Florida, Georgia and North Carolina Sunday night as heavy winds, large hail and rains hit the Southeast coast and killed at least 16 people. Residents were urged to seek safe shelter and listen to their radios for any emergency warnings. “There is a significant risk for large, long-tracked and extremely […]

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A look back at the most destructive tornado in Denver metro history: June 3, 1981 Thornton, Colorado

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 7:09am MST

June 3, 1981 appeared to be a pretty typical late spring day in the Denver metro area.  Afternoon thunderstorms though would become a ‘perfect storm’ and soon the city of Thornton would find itself witness to a tornado that would go down in the Denver weather history books. Five tornadoes would strike that day but […]

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Photo: Satellite image of weather in Florida that forced Daytona 500 delays

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 4:09pm MST

Thunderstorms on Sunday forced lengthy delays for the Daytona 500.  Multiple Tornado Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were posted for parts of Florida during the afternoon and evening.  NASCAR stopped the race and the racers and spectators sought shelter from the severe weather. The image below is from NOAA’s GOES East satellite Sunday afternoon as […]

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Check this out:  A landspout near Holly, CO yesterday chasing a combine

Friday, June 15th, 2012 11:20am MST

Check this out:  A landspout near Holly yesterday chasing a combine!  Image from Tom Magnuson of the National Weather Service’s Pueblo, CO office.

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Second day of storms miss Thornton so ThorntonWeather.com goes on the chase

Friday, June 8th, 2012 11:15am MST

Mother Nature brought severe weather to northeastern Colorado again yesterday but for the second day in a row Thornton missed out on the action.  Since the storms wouldn’t come to us, ThorntonWeather.com went to the storms. Thornton seems to be in a bit of a ‘storm drought’ of late with most thunderstorms passing us by […]

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