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Images the day after a dangerous Oklahoma tornado show the destruction it left in its wake

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 5:05am MST

Tulsa, Okla., residents woke up to the devastation of an EF2 tornado that hit the town overnight, reports FOX23. 12:50pm – Survey team confirms tornado damage across central Tulsa. EF2 intensity also confirmed. Survey continues. Watch the video — NWS Tulsa (@NWStulsa) August 6, 2017 The tornado hit shortly after 1 AM, destroying multiple businesses. […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 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 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 5:09am 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 16th, 2017 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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National Weather Service rates damaging May 24 tornadoes

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 12:46pm MST

The thunder rolled across eastern Colorado on Tuesday, May 24 – as did hail, wind and tornadoes.  Washington County saw the most intense activity with multiple twisters including one damaging tornado that has been rated an EF-1. The National Weather Service sent survey teams to the area to evaluate the damage inflicted by Mother Nature. […]

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May 7, 2016 Eastern Colorado tornadoes rated at EF-2s

Monday, May 9th, 2016 5:17am MST

Severe weather struck the plains of Colorado on Saturday spawning multiple tornadoes.  The two most powerful of these, one near Wiggins and another near Wray, have been rated EF-2s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage and injuries from both twisters were relatively light, certainly not as bad as they could have been. The tornado west […]

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Several dead as US south and east lashed by storms and tornadoes

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 9:53am MST

The US southeast and mid-Atlantic region have been lashed by violent thunderstorms and tornadoes that killed several people. The states of Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia were among the worst hit. In Convent, Louisiana, a tornado ravaged a caravan park, killing two people and injuring about 30 others. The town of […]

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Texas tornado’s winds topped 200 mph; 11 dead in storms

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 6:33pm MST

A tornado that blew through Garland, Texas, killing eight people Saturday night has been classified as an EF4, with winds up to 200 mph. It was one of two confirmed tornadoes that tore through North Texas in a storm that killed 11 people, including an infant. The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado that […]

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Aurora, Colorado tornado rated EF-1

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 3:58pm MST

The National Weather Service completed an assessment of the damage caused during yesterday’s severe weather in the Denver metro area. They determined that a tornado did indeed touch down and was responsible for the bulk of the damage in Aurora. The service said the twister was on the ground for 2.8 miles as it passed […]

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