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Severe thunderstorms pummel Colorado, round two set for Thursday

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 6:21am MDT

Mother Nature supported forecasters’ calls for severe weather on Wednesday bringing extraordinary amounts of rain, hail and even tornadoes to the Colorado plains on Wednesday. The stage is set for a second round of similar storms today… Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com

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ThorntonWeather.com announces Severe Weather Awareness Week contest

Sunday, April 15th, 2012 12:19pm MDT

As the nation’s midsection digs out from an extraordinary day of severe weather and tornadoes, Colorado’s Severe Weather Awareness Week kicks off.  To raise awareness of the dangerous weather Thornton residents face each year, ThorntonWeather.com is going to give away a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio *. We have long said that every resident should own […]

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Thornton gets pounded by nighttime storms bringing hail, wind and flooding rains

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 8:50am MDT

For eight days in a row monsoonal flow fed thunderstorms have struck Thornton and Tuesday night brought arguably the best show yet.  Heavy rain, hail, gusty winds and an extraordinary amount of lightning roused residents soon after nightfall. Storms initially formed in the afternoon and were focused south of Denver in Elbert County.  Near Kiowa, […]

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Stunning satellite imagery shows damage path of deadly EF3 Massachusetts tornado

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 4:50pm MDT

The Bay State is not one which is normally associated with tornadoes having only seen 152 twisters in the past 60 years – up until last week.  Massachusetts took a big hit last week though as a massive tornado ripped through the Springfield area killing four people. Satellite imagery released by the USGS and NASA […]

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Severe weather continues to cause destruction, claim lives

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 4:52pm MDT

Tornadoes, damaging wind, hail and flooding rains are a fact of life in the United States in the springtime.  This season however has seen an absolutely devastating series of storms systems that have brought extraordinary levels of destruction and loss of life. Among our writing assignments for Examiner.com we are the Natural Disasters Examiner.  Of […]

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ThorntonWeather.com expands severe weather monitoring capabilities

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 5:22am MDT

Recent tornado outbreaks in other parts of the nation serve as a reminder of the dangers severe weather presents. As Colorado prepares to enter its severe weather season, Thornton’s only true local source for weather information ramps up its severe weather monitoring capabilities. One of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history struck the south last […]

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Rain and hail put ThorntonFest under water; Annual city festival cancelled

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 11:59am MDT

Yesterday’s bout of severe weather dropped more than 2 inches of rain and buried parts of the city in a blanket of white hail.  All of it was too much for the City of Thornton’s Multipurpose Field which was submerged by the deluge and the city has announced that ThorntonFest has been cancelled. “Even though […]

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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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NOAA releases statistics highlighting devastating April tornado outbreak

Monday, May 16th, 2011 7:17pm MDT

The devastating tornado outbreak that struck across the southern United States last month continues to be analyzed by the National Weather Service.  At latest county 326 people were killed and as many as 305 tornadoes resulted in in the outbreak. What follows is NOAA’s latest update on the events: From NOAA: NOAA’s preliminary estimate is […]

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The South tries to recover amongst devastation of 2nd deadliest tornado outbreak on record

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 6:02pm MDT

With entire towns reduced to rubble and damage spread across seven states, people in the southeastern United States began the long task of recovery.  The tornadoes that struck this past week claimed 341 lives and achieved the unwanted status as the 2nd deadliest single-day tornado outbreak in U.S. history. President Barack Obama toured the devastated […]

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