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A race against Mother Nature as officials send water cascading out of California’s Lake Oroville

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 3:08am MST

OROVILLE, Calif. — With more storms expected to slam Northern California later this week, officials worked frantically Monday to drain water from brimming Lake Oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood. The operators at America’s tallest dam found themselves in a precarious position Monday, with both of the spillways used to release […]

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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MST

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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Record rainfall hits Southern California

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 2:16am MST

LOS ANGELES — The third in a series of powerful winter storms unleashed a deluge in Southern California on Sunday, flooding numerous roads and freeways, setting new rainfall records and stranding some in dangerously rising waters. Forecasters had predicted this storm would be the strongest in several years, and it didn’t disappoint. While earlier storms […]

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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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Mother Nature can be a factor in Inauguration Day events and the swearing in of a new president

Friday, January 20th, 2017 8:01am MST

On a cold, wet and blustery day, the new President of the United States prepared to take office.  He rode a horse to and from the Capitol that day and spoke on the steps of the building for nearly two hours – all without an overcoat or so much as a hat. William Henry Harrison’s […]

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Weather Geek Stuff is your one-stop-shop for the weather enthusiast on your gift list

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 3:02am MST

Not everyone gets excited about blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and other types of extreme weather but many folks out there are passionate about Mother Nature.  Weather enthusiasts are certainly a different breed and they would welcome a gift that shows their enthusiasm for everything the weather offers.  Weather Geek Stuff is an online shop just for […]

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Weather and Election Day: Will Mother Nature play a role in the outcome?

Monday, November 7th, 2016 12:39pm MST

We oftentimes hear about how weather can affect voter turnout but is there truly a link?  If there is, who does it benefit – Republicans or Democrats?  Studies seem to indicate that what might be thought of as an urban myth is indeed true and could in fact play a role in 2016. In 2005, […]

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NOAA releases 2016 – 2017 winter weather outlook

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 4:51am MST

What will this winter have in store for Thornton?  Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center have released their outlook and for the Front Range, it doesn’t hold much in the way of clues. The CPC does show odds favor above average temperatures for much of Colorado for the period from December through February.  In terms […]

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NC hurricane death toll now 19, with 3,800 in shelters, 143,000 without power

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 8:52am MST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s Hurricane Matthew death toll has risen yet again in the ninth day of recovery to 19 people, most of them drownings that occurred when people were trapped in vehicles and swept away. The toll could rise even more, as rivers in five more counties are expected to surpass record levels […]

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Deadly Hurricane Matthew downgraded, but still dangerous

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 12:24pm MST

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday morning but still had some dangerous fight left in it, dumping more than a foot of rain on North Carolina in a deluge that flooded homes and businesses as far as 100 miles inland. What will go down as one of the most […]

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