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New Red Cross tornado safety guidelines spark controversy

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 7:40am MDT

The American Red Cross has updated its tornado safety guidelines, modifying longstanding recommendations putting them in conflict with those provided by NOAA and the National Weather Service. The new guidelines no longer recommend evacuating a car if a tornado is about to strike and finding a low-lying ditch to hide in. Instead, the Red Cross […]

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2009 tornado season deadly but below average thus far

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 6:15am MDT

The severe weather season has started in earnest now and last week’s deaths of five people from tornadoes highlight the danger this time of year brings.  Thus far however, 2009 is below the three year average not only in the total number of tornadoes reported but also in the number of tornado related deaths. Tornado […]

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Wildfires and tornadoes claim lives across the nation

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 4:29am MDT

The end of the week saw severe weather claim the lives of seven people across the nation on Thursday and Friday. Mena, Arkansas Tornado Claims Three Lives Daylight Friday in the western Arkansas town of Mena brought a devastating sight after a tornado tore through the town killing three people and injuring at least 24. […]

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Storm spotter training gets started this coming week

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 6:45am MDT

We have written before about the great opportunity the National Weather Service provides by giving storm spotter training during the start of the severe weather season.  That time is now here and training sessions start in the coming week and new sessions have been added since we last reported on the topic. The storm spotter […]

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National Storm Chaser Convention hits town – Severe weather season is almost here

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 5:45am MDT

The 11th annual National Storm Chaser Convention hits town this weekend as some of the nation’s premier storm chasers converge on Denver.  Whether you are a seasoned chaser or just someone with an interest in the weather, this is an extraordinary opportunity to mingle with and hear from some of the biggest names in severe […]

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A look at Super Bowl weather history and some interesting tornado statistics for it

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 9:57am MDT

The biggest sporting event of the year is of course the Super Bowl and no doubt this year’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals is sure to be no different.  Super Bowl XLIII will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida and the weather forecast is looking to be just about perfect – […]

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Storm Chasers premieres tomorrow night – New promo video released

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 4:26am MDT

Our favorite show, Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, premieres its second season tomorrow, October 19th.  We of course have touted this show before and cannot say enough good things about it.  The new season chronicles the tornado hunters’ as they chase storms across the plains this past summer.  The season was record breaking in the number […]

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Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers to premiere October 19th

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 10:45am MDT

Just announced!  The Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers second season will premiere on Sunday, October 19th.  For those that haven’t seen this show before, it is absolutely incredible as you follow a group of chasers trying to – literally – drive into a tornado.  As you know, the 2008 tornado season was one for the record […]

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Back from vacation and storms on the plains!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 5:11am MDT

Your intrepid Weather Examiner is back from vacation, relaxed, tanned and ready for summer!  What makes a good vacation for a weather geek?  Severe storms of course and I saw a doosy while in northeastern Colorado last week.  Weatherwise my vacation started out pretty boring with mild days, cool nights and I suppose what most […]

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Windsor Tornado Officially Rated as EF3

Saturday, June 7th, 2008 5:55pm MDT

The National Weather Service has completed their tornado assessment of the Windsor tornado and determined the twister was rated an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.  See below for details and here for a map of the path the twister took.  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…UPDATED… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO 430 PM MDT FRI JUN 6 […]

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