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Midwest tornado outbreak kills at least eight, hundreds injured

Monday, November 18th, 2013 1:46pm MST

Tornado outbreaks in November are not common, particularly in the United States Midwest, but Mother Nature unleashed her fury Sunday destroying entire parts of towns and claiming lives. Forecasters had warned of a potential severe weather outbreak and it came to fruition by mid-morning. Damaging winds and tornadoes struck a dozen states with Illinois being […]

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Unusual late September severe weather visits Colorado bringing tornadoes & hail

Friday, September 28th, 2012 11:13am MST

September weather in Colorado is typically tranquil and one of the more pleasant months in the state.  This week however that wasn’t the case, especially yesterday when severe thunderstorms rumbled across the parts of the state. Tuesday and Wednesday brought heavy rains to parts of the northern Front Range.  The precipitation was welcomed as it […]

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United States sees record-setting number of billion dollar disasters in 2011

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 8:10am MST

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the U.S. has seen a record number of billion dollar disasters in 2011.  Thus far this year the nation has seen 10 such disasters and with hurricane season far from over, it seems likely the number will grow. The events range from the Groundhog Day Blizzard to […]

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NOAA releases statistics highlighting devastating April tornado outbreak

Monday, May 16th, 2011 7:17pm MST

The devastating tornado outbreak that struck across the southern United States last month continues to be analyzed by the National Weather Service.  At latest county 326 people were killed and as many as 305 tornadoes resulted in in the outbreak. What follows is NOAA’s latest update on the events: From NOAA: NOAA’s preliminary estimate is […]

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The South tries to recover amongst devastation of 2nd deadliest tornado outbreak on record

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 6:02pm MST

With entire towns reduced to rubble and damage spread across seven states, people in the southeastern United States began the long task of recovery.  The tornadoes that struck this past week claimed 341 lives and achieved the unwanted status as the 2nd deadliest single-day tornado outbreak in U.S. history. President Barack Obama toured the devastated […]

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Disaster strikes: Worst tornado outbreak in more than 30 years hits the South

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 6:14pm MST

A virtually unrivaled severe weather outbreak hit the southern United States yesterday bringing death and destruction.  The death toll from the event continues to climb and now ranks as the second worst since 1950. The evaluation on the number of tornadoes and their power has begun by the National Weather Service.  The Storm Prediction Center […]

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Three-day severe weather outbreak kills dozens across nation’s south

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 9:33am MST

One series of storms moved across the southeastern United States over a period of three days and wreaked havoc along the way.  In their wake more than three dozen people are dead from the severe weather that brought tornadoes, hail and wind. On Thursday Oklahoma and Arkansas were the first to experience the severe weather […]

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Severe weather tears across the south, nine killed

Friday, April 15th, 2011 4:15pm MST

Two days of severe weather have spawned more than two dozen tornadoes, dropped softball size hail and unleashed damaging winds.  The storms which have affected five states turned deadly and claimed the lives of nine people. Update – The death toll from the severe weather outbreak is now at 16. Get the latest from the […]

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Ranking the top 10 Colorado weather events of the past 10 years

Friday, December 31st, 2010 6:18am MST

There is a lot that can be said about the weather in Colorado but ‘boring’ is not usually a term associated with it.  Anyone who has lived in the Centennial State for very long quickly experiences a weather-related event that will give them memories for a lifetime.  From major snowstorms and blizzards to tornadoes, wildfires, […]

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Tornado chasing becomes new vacation of choice for thrillseekers

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

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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