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A record tornado-less March turns active Wednesday — DENVER - Tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Arkansas leading to one confirmed fatality Wednesday. This is the first day of tornado activity of the month. This month's streak of quiet days ended Wednesday when a severe weather outbreak hit some of the southern and central plains.

Longest stretch of March ever recorded without a single tornado report — DENVER - March has been historically quiet for tornadoes this year. There hasn't been a single one reported through the 23rd. This ties the longest March ever recorded without a single tornado report. The previous record was March 23rd 1969.

Fire Weather Threat for Tuesday — A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for the plains and some of the Front Range Tuesday. This time, this is due to strong winds and low relative humidity expected statewide. Despite the wind being a statewide issue, the fire danger is highest on the plains.

Fire danger will be high Tuesday — DENVER - March has been warm and dry. As a result, any windy day can make the fire threat high. A fire weather watch is in effect for the plains and some of the Front Range Tuesday. Click here for a list of alerts. This is due, in part, to strong wind expected statewide.

Look for Venus and Moon in the western sky — DENVER - Although we have some cloud cover to look through, look west this evening for some brilliant objects. The moon and Venus will be the brightest objects in the evening sky. The moon is in a crescent phase, setting at around 10:15pm. Venus is the nearest bright object to the moon and sets just minutes prior.

Learn to be an official storm spotter in Highlands Ranch Thursday night — DENVER - The National Weather Service to provide storm spotter training Thursday night in Highlands Ranch. You'll learn the ingredients needed to make thunderstorms, what makes them severe, how to spot the differences in what makes a storm severe or not, and how to report critical storm information to the weather service.

Traditional start to spring with vernal equinox Friday — DENVER - At 4:45pm Friday the Sun will be directly over the equator marking the traditional start to our spring, and autumn for those in the southern hemisphere. This year's equinox occurs the same day as a solar eclipse. However, Colorado won't be able to see the eclipse.

Weather pattern to blame for starving sea lions — DENVER - Unusually warm water off the California coast has forced nearly 2,000 sea lion pups to be ashore and starving. Sardines and squid, which are the primary food source for the adult sea lions, require cooler ocean temperatures.

Northern lights this morning related to erruption on the sun — DENVER - Many residents of the northern US, Canada, and Alaska reported seeing brilliant northern lights for St. Patrick's Day morning. These northern lights are the result of two eruptions on the sun from March 15th. Those eruptions sent a geomagnetic storm toward Earth, impacting the globe Tuesday.

European weather model to gain significant edge on others — DENVER - For years, the Europeans have had the most accurate weather model and that model is going through significant improvements to keep it that way. This is almost on schedule to avoid any competition with the U.S. Last year, the U.S.
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Mar 30, 2015

Go check out the ISS, it is flying over in a few minutes. Time: 5:08 AM, Visible: 4 min Appears: NNW, Disappears: ESE

Mar 29, 2015

@HarrisReports The green is a light reflection/refraction off hail stones. It's a hail indicator rather than tornado

Mar 29, 2015

Chance for rain/snow will increase throughout the week ahead. #denver

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