A Weather Alert was in effect for the metro area Monday night as sunshine and partly cloudy skies gave way to ominous dark clouds, heavy rain and lightning.
February is much like January in that blasts of cold, snow and wind tend to dominate the record books. But occasionally, you run across a few other weather phenomena.
The man who recorded a lightning strike during a severe thunderstorm earlier this week was knocked to the ground when the lightning bolt struck too close to his home.
Monday evening’s storm ripped down trees through the Denver metro area and also pulled down power lines.
One bolt of lightning can be 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s five times as hot as the surface of the sun!
Tuesday’s storms lasted into the early morning hours of Wednesday in some Denver metro area neighborhoods. In just one hour, police in Denver received 400 calls related to the weather.