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Aurora, Colorado tornado rated EF-1

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

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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Video: Russian driver pulls out of garage to find self in midst of F3 tornado

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 1:38pm MDT

An amazing tornado video captured by a dash mounted camera was released on YouTube recently.  Apparently taken in Russia on August 29, a surprised driver pulls out of his garage to discover a tornado ripping through the area. The video begins with the driver backing out of the driveway in heavy rain.  As the vehicle […]

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Two tornadoes touch down in north Denver metro area, minor damage seen

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 7:19am MDT

Monday’s forecast called for a chance for thunderstorms but Mother Nature threw in a couple of wildcards in the form of two tornadoes in the area.  The landspout tornadoes caused minor damage in north Denver and were widely seen across much of the area. The first tornado was reported at 3:53pm just across the Adams […]

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Video captures twin EF-4 tornadoes in Nebraska

Monday, July 7th, 2014 8:01am MDT

Severe weather struck eastern Nebraska on June 16 spawning an amazing four EF-4 rated tornadoes in less than an hour.  Two of these were twins, formed from the same supercell thunderstorm at nearly the same time, and stunning video from a resident’s porch shows the beasts. While this event and the video are a few […]

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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 MDT

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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Tornado outbreak hits seven states, kills at least 18 in the South

Monday, April 28th, 2014 6:28am MDT

Tornado activity in the United States had been at record low levels before this weekend. Mother Nature came roaring back to life Sunday however spawning a deadly outbreak of twisters with more expected Monday. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center accumulated reports of 31 tornadoes Sunday although the actual number will likely be less once analyzed. […]

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Tornado at Denver International Airport rated EF1

Friday, June 21st, 2013 2:10pm MDT

The tornado that struck on the grounds of Denver International Airport (DIA) on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 has been rated an EF1 with winds up to 109 mph.  The twister came within a half mile of Concourses A and B and sent workers and travelers scrambling to tornado shelters. Scroll down to see more photos […]

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Storms begin to develop in northeastern Colorado, tornado reported east of Larkspur

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 2:40pm MDT

Thunderstorms have begun to from south and southeast of the Thornton area.  One storm created a brief tornado that touched down 8 miles east of Larkspur – see the image, courtesy Karren Lindquist of Castle Rock.  There hasn’t been any real activity in the Denver metro area yet however storms may begin to develop in […]

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Tornado near Colorado’s Mount Evans rates as second highest on record

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 7:09am MDT

With its towering mountains and pristine mountain landscape, Colorado’s high country is not normally associated with tornadoes. Saturday however a rare high altitude twister appeared in the skies and touched down at the second highest altitude a tornado has ever been recorded at.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com including amazing video.

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Safety program fail – tornado shelter

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 1:00pm MDT

Good – Designating a tornado shelter in an office building. Bad – Requiring a code or badge to get in. Safety program fail at this company.  😉 From the Denver Weather Examiner:

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