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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Copter4 catching a lightning strike during an afternoon thunderstorm on May 15, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Colorado’s Most Deadly Thunderstorm Hazard Isn’t Tornadoes

While tornadoes are extremely dangerous and can be killers, more people die each year in Colorado when the thunder roars.

04/18/2014

Hail in Kristen Schoon's pool in Ken Caryl Ranch on Aug. 22, 2013.  (credit: Kristen Schoon)

2 Colorado Weather Hazards That Can Really Add Up

Tornadoes are costly, but these two acts of nature can cause millions of dollars in damage each year.

04/17/2014

Boulder Creek swells in size after three days of heavy rainfall in September 2013. Flash flood sirens warned people to stay away from Boulder Creek and seek higher ground.  (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Flash Flood Season Is Near, Why Colorado Is So Prone

A flash flood develops rapidly, sometimes in as little as a few minutes.

04/16/2014

Ted Ullmann of Greeley took this photo at 11:51 a.m. Thursday a mile east of Windsor on Highway 392 about 1 mile north of the tornado as it was going west on Eastman Park Blvd. The photo is looking to the south. May 22, 2008

Colorado’s Tornado Season Is Near: Make Your Safety Plan Today

The threat of tornadoes increases rapidly during the month of May and lasts through August.

04/15/2014

(credit: CBS)

Don’t Be Caught Off Guard: Understand Severe Weather Watches & Warnings

It’s hard to believe that severe weather season is literally around the corner, especially since it was just in the teens and low 20s with snow!

04/14/2014

The National Weather Service launches weather balloons from Boulder daily to help forecast weather across the country. (credit: CBS)

Floating Weather Balloons Help Predict Forecast

The week of April 23 is Severe Weather Awareness Week and as part of it, CBS4’s Justin McHeffey got a lesson in the role weather balloons play in forecasting.

04/19/2012

A tornado siren (credit: CBS)

Weather Warning Systems To Be Tested Across Colorado Tuesday

The National Weather Service will test its warning system across Colorado on Tuesday.

04/16/2012

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