21°F
Thornton, Colorado, USA
UpdatedFri, 09-Dec-2022 1:35am MST 
 

Navigation

ThorntonWeather.com on Twitter

ThorntonWeather.com on Facebook

 

Weather Geek Stuff - weathergeekstuff.com

Rocky Mountain Weather Network

Tony's Takes Photography

Archive for the ‘Weather Education’ Category



Severe Weather 101 – Floods and Flash Floods

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 5:05am MST

For much of Colorado, floods and flash floods present a grave danger to life and property. These usually are the result of one of two things – spring snow melt occurring rapidly or a severe thunderstorm. Colorado is very susceptible to flash flooding and these occur somewhere every year in the state. The waters from […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 5:00am 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 […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 11th, 2022 5:00am MST

We’ve all seen TV or Internet news of a weather related watch or warning being issued. But, how many really know what they mean? There is a pretty big difference between the two and it is important to be aware just what it means to you so you can take the appropriate precautions. Dozens of […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Severe Weather Awareness Week in Colorado gets started

Sunday, April 10th, 2022 5:00am MST

As is customary as we get further into spring, this coming week has been proclaimed 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 […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Lightning and wildfires – Hand in hand hazards

Saturday, June 26th, 2021 6:00am MST

Wildfires are not strictly a weather-related threat.  The weather does however play a significant role in starting fires and in the ability of firefighters to battle them. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 500 PM MDT SAT JUNE 26 2021 Colorado Lightning Safety Week concludes today…with wildfires […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


When lightning strikes – Rendering aid and the lasting effects of a strike

Friday, June 25th, 2021 3:00am MST

Knowing what to do when lightning strikes someone is critical to helping them survive.  As with many serious injuries, immediate action must be taken.  After the event, lightning strike victims oftentimes face a number of health and mental challenges. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOULDER CO 600 AM MDT […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Indoor lightning safety – Staying safe in your home or office

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 3:00am MST

Certainly the dangers of lightning are most prevalent outdoors and being indoors is the safest place to be when thunder is heard. Even inside your home or business lightning can be damaging and cause significant injury. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS 600 AM MDT THU JUN 24 […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Outdoor lightning safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 5:00am MST

Statistics provide insight into the dangers of severe weather and lightning is one of the most deadly.  Over the past decade Colorado has been the second deadliest state for lightning and many of these fatalities could have been avoided if the victims had remembered one key phrase: When thunder roars, go indoors. From the National […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


The science of thunderstorms and lightning

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 4:00am MST

Thunderstorms and their associated hazards frequently make appearances in Colorado during the spring and summer months.  Lightning presents one of the damaging – and deadly – aspects of these storms and knowing more about the science behind the phenomena helps us to better protect ourselves. As part of Lightning and Wildfire Safety Awareness Week, this […]

Click here for the rest of the story.


Lightning and wildfire safety overview

Monday, June 21st, 2021 5:10am MST

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking fourth in the United States for lightning-related fatalities.  During the spring and summer the nice weather finds many residents outside and while clear skies are the norm, storms oftentimes loom and present a very real hazard to residents. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL […]

Click here for the rest of the story.