The forecast called for a chance for thunderstorms and Mother Nature obliged on Saturday. Heavy rain and gusty winds struck the north metro area but what followed was perhaps more interesting.
In all, Thornton recorded 0.29” of rain in a very short period from 4:30 to 4:55pm. Some small hail accompanied the storm as did strong wind gusts. There were some reports of broken tree limbs from the powerful gusts.
After the storm moved to the southeast, it continued to intensify. From almost any vantage point in Thornton, the scene was amazing.
Initially the bright while tops of the storm cells were stark and beautiful to watch. A nearly full moon then began to rise in the east behind the storms and the scene was stunning. As the sun went down, the clouds turned a shade of amber providing a colorful scene with the rising moon.
The slideshow below has a nice little compilation of image taken by ThorntonWeather.com and some of our fans on Facebook.