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A look back at the most destructive tornado in Denver metro history: June 3, 1981 Thornton, Colorado

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 7:09am MDT

June 3, 1981 appeared to be a pretty typical late spring day in the Denver metro area.  Afternoon thunderstorms though would become a ‘perfect storm’ and soon the city of Thornton would find itself witness to a tornado that would go down in the Denver weather history books. Five tornadoes would strike that day but […]

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