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I stand under the rain so you don't have to / Denver's only certified meteorologist born and raised in the metro area / 7NEWS #meteorologist / Proud KU #Jayhawk

The recent soggy weather has focused on the Front Range, and may last a bit longer — DENVER - So why has it been so rainy this May? The easy answer is...well...the weather pattern changed. "No kidding," you're telling me right now. Since April and especially in May, the storm track has favored our region. That storm track has brought several slow-moving storm systems. These storm systems aren't out of the ordinary, and would be hitting someone anyway.

Mother's Day storm still on track to bring flooding, rain & snow — The next 24 hours will be critical across the state, in particular the northern Front Range. Right now, there are flood warnings/watches, tornado watches, and winter storm warnings. It'll be a mixed bag of precipitation type overnight. Bottom line is that more water is to fall and the flooding threat will be foremost in our attention.

Severe Weather Expected for Several Days — Colorado prepares for several days of hail, wind and tornado threats Those within Colorado and the surrounding region must be ready for severe weather the next few days. Most especially those in Kansas and Oklahoma. With enough heating today, Colorado will become active shortly after lunch.

Region prepares for days of hail, wind and tornado threats — DENVER - Those within Colorado, and the region, must be ready for severe weather the next few days. With enough heating today, Colorado will become active shortly after lunch. The SPC has us outlined in an marginal to slight risk for the day. Throughout this article note that Denver is on the edge of the threats.

Funnel cloud spotted over Carter Lake Sunday afternoon — DENVER - A funnel cloud was spotted near Carter Lake at 2:15 p.m. today, according to Storm Station 7 meteorologist Matt Makens. He said funnel clouds are possible with any storm that moves from the mountains over the Front Range today. A strong cell was located between Berthoud and Interstate 25 at 2:45 p.m.

Incredible 4 rainbows photographed this week, but not the ellusive quadruple rainbow — DENVER - Earlier this week a photo was posted on social media and went "viral". It's pretty magnificent to see 4 rainbows within the image, but this isn't a quadruple rainbow as the media frenzy called it. @BilldeBlasio well I think the most impressive #SignsofSpringNYC was #quadruplerainbow :) Only in #NewYork - Amanda Curtis (@amanda_curtis) April 27, 2015 What's the difference?

New aircraft will aim to keep Colorado safer from wildfire — DENVER - Colorado has new tools to use to protect residents from wildfire. Two new planes are dedicated to Colorado, equipped with heat sensing equipment. The goal is to detect fires quicker than before, and keep residents and fire fighters safer.

April made up for dry March, but only for northern Front Range — DENVER - The Denver metro area has had a soggy April, along with the rest of northeastern Colorado. Yet, a dry pattern remains for the mountains despite some reports of heavy snow. For Denver, April ends with being an inch wetter than average.

There really is a smell when it rains, called petrichor — DENVER - There really is a smell of rain; it is called petrichor, which is a scent released when rain falls on dry ground. The idea has been around as long as humans could "smell". However, the term itself came out in 1964 by two researchers in a Nature article.

Risk for severe storms Thursday is mostly over the plains — Severe thunderstorms possible on the plains today. Although the metro areas have a chance for thunderstorms, the risk of a severe/damaging storm is highest east of I-25. Looking at eastern Colorado, thundershowers will develop by 2pm. As these move east they will move into an area with more energy for them to gain strength.
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May 22, 2015

Flash Flood Warning for Kit Carson County until 11:45pm Friday. @DenverChannel #COwx

May 22, 2015

Flash Flood Warning for Kit Carson County until 11:15pm Friday. @DenverChannel #COwx

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