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Smoke from wildfires in northwest Canada created hazy skies in Denver on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Wildfires In Canada Creating Hazy Skies Along Front Range

An Ozone Alert has been issued for the Front Range until 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3.


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34 Tornadoes Reported Across Colorado In June

A series of weather markers brought day after day of severe weather to eastern Colorado.


The temperature outlook for July across Colorado calls for cooler-than-normal temperatures. (credit: CBS and the Climate Prediction Center)

July Weather Outlook Calls For Cool & Wet Across Colorado

Mother Nature typically turns up the heat during the month of July, but this year, we could experience cooler-than-normal conditions.


Damage from a lightning strike at a home in SE Aurora on June 5, 2013. The strike was so powerful it caused the living ceiling to collapse and blew some outdoor light bulbs in the home next door. (credit: CBS)

Indoor Lightning Safety Means More Than Just Seeking Shelter

Lightning can often find a way inside even the most sturdy of shelters.


Lightning strikes over downtown Denver on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Outdoor Lightning Safety Means Having A Plan Before Thunder Is Heard

Since 1959, there have been 141 documented lightning deaths in Colorado and hundreds of others have been injured.


Pat Plampin of Littleton took this photo at Highway C-470 and Kipling "looking over the foothills" in July 2011.

Understanding The Science Behind Lightning Strikes

There are two types of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, and while both are deadly, one is usually more destructive.


Chris Hartmann of Evans took this photo on May 10, 2011, looking south as thunderstorms moved through.

3 Hot Spots For Lightning Fatalities In Colorado

This week has been declared lightning safety awareness week by Governor Hickenlooper.


Marsha Hobert took this photo in Estes Park on April 9 and wrote "Unbelievable cloud formation this morning. Photo taken where we are "still" temporarily living in Estes Park til we can go home to Glen Haven!"

CBS4 Timelapse Shows Awesome Mountain Wave Cloud

Find out how these clouds form and what they can do to a forecast.


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Wildfire Season Outlook Mixed Across Colorado

Many factors will play into this year’s fire season, including drought, winter snow and this summer’s weather pattern.


Manuel Sanchez takes in the view of his flooded home and property on Sept. 14, 2013, in La Salle. The Sanchez family had lived there for 11 years and said they had never seen anything even close to that level of flooding in the area.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

2013 Flood Victims Urged To Monitor Spring Runoff

Near record snowfall in the mountains has set the stage for potential flooding this spring.