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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 5:00am MDT

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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Thornton gets pounded by nighttime storms bringing hail, wind and flooding rains

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 8:50am MDT

For eight days in a row monsoonal flow fed thunderstorms have struck Thornton and Tuesday night brought arguably the best show yet.  Heavy rain, hail, gusty winds and an extraordinary amount of lightning roused residents soon after nightfall. Storms initially formed in the afternoon and were focused south of Denver in Elbert County.  Near Kiowa, […]

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Wind may have contributed to deadly Adams County plane crash

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 2:24pm MDT

Yesterday’s thunderstorms brought powerful winds and lightning to the Colorado Front Range and may have been part of the reason for a plane crash in Adams County.  The small plane crashed in a field near Thornton killing its pilot. The single-engine Cessna 182, owned by Jewel Aviation of Marshfield, Wisconsin, went down in a field […]

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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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Severe weather visits Thornton; calmer weather forecast

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 5:41pm MDT

Over the last two days, Thornton has seen its share of severe weather.  Thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday afternoons provided excitement but calmer weather is forecasted. On Sunday, thunderstorms boomed over the northern part of town just as the sun was setting.  They provided a fantastic light show as the setting sun illuminated the thunder […]

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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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Monday weather quieter but a funnel cloud is spotted over Thornton

Monday, May 25th, 2009 2:39pm MDT

Thus far the weather today has been much quieter than it was yesterday when thunderstorms brought severe weather to most of the metro area.  Southern Thornton has seen a good bit of rain but areas farther north have had very little.  Earlier today, local law enforcement did report a funnel cloud over 104th and Colorado […]

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Saturday storms bring heavy rain, funnel cloud

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 2:51am MDT

Saturday afternoon’s thunderstorms brought some pretty interesting weather to Denver and the Front Range.  Our wettest and cloudiest month seems to be intent on finishing out right on par with what we would expect this time of year.  Thunderstorms and showers moved across the metro area in the late afternoon Saturday producing thunder, lightning and […]

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Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week highlights weather dangers in the state

Monday, April 20th, 2009 7:21am MDT

As is customary, the governor has declared this week Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This is an opportunity for the public to get reacquanted with the dangers severe weather presents in Colorado.  Tornadoes, lightning, hail, severe wind and flooding are very real hazards that Coloradoans face every year during severe weather season.  It is important that […]

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