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

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

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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Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes takes risk-taking storm chasers to task

Monday, November 14th, 2011 4:35pm MDT

Getting the latest and most dramatic storm footage has become a popular way for many storm chasers to fuel their hobby and many have turned it into a lucrative business.  The actions by some in the chaser community and the risks they take have once again come under scrutiny, this time by the Weather Channel’s […]

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Severe storms provide a bit of excitement, amazing views just east of Thornton

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 12:38pm MDT

Yesterday’s forecast warned of the chance for severe storms and while Thornton escaped with just a few light rain showers, further to the east it was much more exciting.  As storms rolled off the foothills ThorntonWeather.com followed them east of DIA. Many of the storms that formed yesterday were cut-off by mid-level winds that kept […]

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Tornado chasing becomes new vacation of choice for thrillseekers

Friday, October 8th, 2010 3:03pm MDT

While many might view a tornado something to flee from, an increasing number of vacationers are flocking to the Great Plains for the chance to get up close and personal with a twister.  A new study shows that storm chasing tours are becoming a vacation of choice for not only many Americans but also visitors […]

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Are you ready for Storm Chasers? Season premiere of Discovery Channel show nears

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 6:39pm MDT

Every spring and summer storm chasers take to the Great Plains on a single-minded quest to experience a tornado up close and personal.  While many people may find this odd, the cast of the Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers relishes the annual ritual and the channel is set to kick off the fourth season of […]

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Colorado storm chaser gains notoriety thanks to Drudge Report

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 5:52pm MDT

Roger Hill is considered quite famous among storm chasers as he has a proven, uncanny ability to place himself right where severe weather will strike. A recent headline on the Drudge Report featuring Hill has now shined the national media spotlight on him and his profession as co-owner of a storm chasing tour company. Examiner.com […]

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Slideshow – Amazing images captured by Storm Chase 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 5:58am MDT

Certainly the highlight of storm chasing is tornadoes and ThorntonWeather.com’s Storm Chase 2010 had plenty of those – five in one day in fact.  However, as great of satisfaction can be derived from simpler, less violent storms.  The images from a week of chasing on the Great Plains show the fury and the beauty of […]

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Storm Chase 2010 wraps up – Chasers experience it all from sunsets to tornadoes

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 10:55am MDT

We have said before that storm chasing is as much an art as a science and it can very much be feast or famine.  Both extremes were seen over the course of a week of storm chasing on the Great Plains by ThorntonWeather.com. We hope our site visitors were checking out the Storm Chase 2010 […]

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The hunt is on – ThorntonWeather.com ready to take to the plains

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 7:47am MDT

Storm Chase 2010 is making final preparations to take to the Great Plains on Saturday. With severe weather forecast for the northern plains, the opportunity is too good to resist so the hunt begins a day early. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a slight risk for severe weather on an area from northeastern Colorado […]

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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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