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Stormchasers capture photo and video of stunning supercell in Wyoming

Monday, May 19th, 2014 1:11pm MDT

Spring brings severe weather to the Great Plains and with those storms comes stormchasers.  One group of chasers captured video and photos of a supercell’s amazing structure as it moved across northeastern Wyoming. The video, taken by Basehunters, shows the motion of the swirling mass of a low precipitation supercell near Newcastle.  Still imagery provides […]

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Live updates: Thornton’s September 2013 heavy rain and flood event

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 7:16am MDT

The start of meteorological fall has been highly eventful with record-setting high temperatures followed by virtually unprecedented rainfall.  Four days of steady, sometimes heavy, rain has created hazardous conditions in many places along the Colorado Front Range including Thornton. We will be monitoring monitoring the storm very closely and posting regularly to our Facebook page […]

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Unusual late September severe weather visits Colorado bringing tornadoes & hail

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

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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Second day of storms miss Thornton so ThorntonWeather.com goes on the chase

Friday, June 8th, 2012 11:15am MDT

Mother Nature brought severe weather to northeastern Colorado again yesterday but for the second day in a row Thornton missed out on the action.  Since the storms wouldn’t come to us, ThorntonWeather.com went to the storms. Thornton seems to be in a bit of a ‘storm drought’ of late with most thunderstorms passing us by […]

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Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes takes risk-taking storm chasers to task

Monday, November 14th, 2011 4:35pm MDT

Getting the latest and most dramatic storm footage has become a popular way for many storm chasers to fuel their hobby and many have turned it into a lucrative business.  The actions by some in the chaser community and the risks they take have once again come under scrutiny, this time by the Weather Channel’s […]

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Severe storms provide a bit of excitement, amazing views just east of Thornton

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 12:38pm MDT

Yesterday’s forecast warned of the chance for severe storms and while Thornton escaped with just a few light rain showers, further to the east it was much more exciting.  As storms rolled off the foothills ThorntonWeather.com followed them east of DIA. Many of the storms that formed yesterday were cut-off by mid-level winds that kept […]

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Severe weather pays a visit to Thornton; Time lapse video captures hail

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 6:32pm MDT

It was quite an eventful afternoon in the Denver metro area as thunderstorms spawned funnel clouds and massive amounts of hail.  ThorntonWeather.com’s webcams captured part of the action as the hail piled up enough to make it look like snow. Our east webcam started to show some light precipitation before 1:00pm and before 3:00pm hail […]

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Good Friday tornado strikes St. Louis airport; Twister rated EF4

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 5:15am MDT

Severe weather struck the St. Louis area Friday evening bringing large hail, damaging winds and powerful tornadoes.  One twister tore a lengthy pass through the city hitting the airport and causing extensive damage to the facility and nearby homes. The most significant component of the storm system was a powerful EF4 tornado packing winds of […]

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National Weather Service adds storm spotter training in the north Denver area

Monday, March 7th, 2011 4:06pm MDT

Last month the National Weather Service announced the first batch of storm spotter training sessions for the spring but notably missing was any in the north metro area.  That has now been rectified as two sessions at Front Range Community College were added for next week. Severe weather is a fact of life in Colorado […]

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

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

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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