Oh crazy weather

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  1. Kickback

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    So something that's either 1) Never happened in Colorado before or 2) Hasn't happened in such a long time that no one remembers it, happened today.

    They were predicting our warm front (yay 90's) to collide with a cold front coming up with the south. They predicted this would happen somewhere over the Eastern plains of Colorado.

    WRONG.

    Instead it collided just south and west of the Denver airport (where I live). What you got was a MASSIVE SEVERE super cell thunderstorm. What made it worse? The cold front prevented the storm from moving, so all it did was sit where it was. Second, the cold front pushed winds and moisture from the storm to the mountains where it was then sucked back in to the warm front (storm) which caused it to just grow stronger and bigger.

    At one point the peak of the storm was 51,000 feet. That's almost 10 miles high.

    We had over 15 tornadoes drop south of Denver. That doesn't happen. Ever. We also had non-stop downpour for about 5 hours. We had golf ball size hail fall. FOUR SEPARATE TIMES. After the storm ended (took 4 to 5 hours) I went for a drive to buy smokes (I was out) and surveyed the damage.

    No tornadoes hit my town (luckily, though we had 3 separate tornado warnings) but there was tree branches down, leaves covering the road from the hail, a few fences knocked over, a tree that was struck by lightning in half, and power was out for parts of the town.

    We were on the national news tonight, I know that much, because no one had seen a system build like that. It actually got stronger on the BACKSIDE of the storm which WASN'T MOVING and the entire thing was spinning and dropping tornadoes.

    I've been here 21 years and I'm a weather fanatic and I have *NEVER* seen anything like it. I took some pictures of the entire thing from start to finish, I'll have to upload them at some point. But it was crazy. I'll link some photos.
     
  2. Kickback

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    The storm from the outside.

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    Golf ball sized hail (not me)

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    I-25 (major N/S interstate out here). That's not snow. That's hail.

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    Tornado at Denver International Airport

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    The storm looking on the north end to the south.

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  3. The Dark Seeker

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    :jawdropper:  Wow dude, that sounds and looks crazy. Glad you're alright, though.
     
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    You were not the only one to have crazy weather Kickback. I live in Sydney Australia and we too had crazy weather. I all started last Saturday afternoon when it started to rain. That was only the beginning. Now last Tuesday, about 3:45pm It got really dark and the rain pelted down and extreme winds[almost cyclonic] had hit us. There were also dangerous surf that was wipped up by the winds there was wide spread damage up and down the eastern seaboard trees fell onto cars and a building structure fell onto another block of units in the eastern suburbs.
     
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    See, this is what we get for going outside...
     
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    I've got a really good friend in Denver who posted on FB the pictures of some of the hail stones. She held a stone in her hand and a quarter for comparison. It was crazy how big they were.

    At least you, and yours, didn't get hurt.
     
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    so I guess the end really is coming in December. :/
     
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    Good God, the HAIL got that deep???

    Or is that hail floating on floodwaters?
     
  10. The Dark Seeker

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    Hail floating on flood waters. People apparently climbed and sat on top of their cars and then had to get rescued by the fire department. Ah well...on another note.....as for the world ending....it might happen via way of a super volcano:

    This Is the Way the World Ends? Volcanoes Could Darken World - Yahoo! News
     
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    We had a freak storm blow up here in Oklahoma last week, and we got 5" hail where I work. Especially weird because I think they said that morning we had a 30% chance of storms. Then again, we also have highs in the 90s on March 1st and lows in the 40s on June 1st, which is weird weather even for us Okies.

    It's honestly making me wonder when storm season is going to die down. Normally we're starting the climb into crazy heat this time of year. I'm starting to worry we might get a nasty winter again this year.
     
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    :crazy:  weather
     
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    Be a stormchaser & go get a tornado. If you see a tornado though, run away!
     
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    Woah, that's pretty crazy. The weather where I live is generally pretty tame. My area had what I believe is its first tornado (about 20-30 min away from my house) in my life this spring, although no one was killed or injured.

    I do remember this one storm when I was 5 that was really crazy and involved a ton of wind, rain and hail (one of our cars got broken windows from it), and I think there was a tornado warning, but I don't believe there were any actual tornados. Of course, given the tornado-obsessed 5-year-old that I was, I exaggerated the storm when we had our drawing time at school the next day, and drew a tornado picking our car up.
     
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    So much for beautiful June weather.
     
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    Holy shit is that what was going on last night? My wife and I sat on our porch for a bit and watched the lightning show to the south. I haven't seen lightning like that in years. Crazy.
     
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    You should just move here, nothing ever crazy happens around here, except maybe a bunch of snow every 5 years or so.
     
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    I live in Castle Rock. All we got at my house was a whole lot of lightning and a teeny bit of rain here and there. My in-laws that live about 10 minutes across town got a ton of hail and rain. My kids were a little nervous about the tornado warnings. It was pretty wild indeed! Driving to work this morning into Denver it was crazy to see random spots on the side of the road with piles of hail and then 100 yards ahead, nothing!
     
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    I hope everyone is ok?

    In Plano, TX we had sever thunder storms and its a little cold right now.
     
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