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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 6, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Just in case this is my last post, just wanted everyone to know that I'm hiding (not really, I'm actually chillin trying to comfort some girls) in the bathroom in at my gym as there's a tornado less than a mile or do from where I am. Wish my roses luck they survive. I think my van's been destroyed. I'll find out soon enough.

EDIT: The gym, against their better wishes, let all adults w/o kids to leave. They didn't want us to leave, but there was WAAAY too many of us and we were all getting very very very pissy about being locked in against our wills. It's hailing quite badly right now, but I'm home & my van is OK I think.

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Name: tabby
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tabby
Jun 6, 2012 8:05 PM CST
Ok, I was feeling a bit bad with all these clouds passing me by without dropping any rain, but now I feel very lucky.
I've watched a few tornadoes from my backyard, but they weren't heading in my direction at the time.

Bummer about the hail. It really sucks to stand there and watch, knowing there isn't a thing you can do about the destruction.
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 6, 2012 8:18 PM CST
Watching it on the radar, hanging out in my basement for a while.

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chelle
Jun 6, 2012 8:18 PM CST
Glad you're both safe!

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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 6, 2012 9:06 PM CST
I'm in for the long haul.. the storms are stationary right over my side of town. Been in the same spot for over 2 hours now.

Video I took at about 810pm tonight. You can see how all the sudden it gets real still. That's when I said to hell with it & decided to go downstairs & hang out in the basement for the night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc2nYqYpmhs&feature=youtu.be
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porkpal
Jun 6, 2012 9:45 PM CST
That's one scary-looking weather map! Take care! (And your roses are so lovely right now...)
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 6, 2012 10:11 PM CST
getting tired.. gonna go to bed soon. The storm still just sitting there going no where. It's lessened, but there's still a lightshow from Mother Nature that's amazing, plus the winds. I'll see about pix in the morning of how the roses faired.
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 6, 2012 11:30 PM CST
Holy smokes! This weather is unusual for you in Denver, isn't it? Amazing. Be safe, Toni. Good of you to care for the younger folks. Hope the gardens made it through the turmoil. Wow.

About 15 years ago we had a tornado come through Phoenix. I was at work. I was in the data center with 6 ft thick walls. Major storm lightning rain wind you name it. We were held in the building until it passed. One of the safest place in Phoenix to be. I loved that building.
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Jun 7, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Hope you are OK...I hope all your roses pulled thru also. Big Group hug to you
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 7, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Amazingly enough, I was spared almost 100% of any damage. Got about 2" of rain out of the storm, but a mile in any direction from my house.. not so lucky. Here's a picture montage of me driving into work & the damage & hail from this wild-assed storm. It was not a good storm.. beautiful with the lightning (looked like a strobe light), but wow. I'm lucky.. very very lucky. Some people in Aurora were definitely not lucky.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20803341/lightning...

A couple of roses in the front yard (RedGold, Sterling Silver, and the minibed)
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A tote I use for yardwork w/2" of rainwater in it.
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At DH's work (as the crow flies, less than 2 miles away)
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My drive in. The white is hail buildup. There's a line of crabapples on my way into work and you can see how badly they got beat. :(
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Right in front of my building at work.
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Name: tabby
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tabby
Jun 7, 2012 8:50 AM CST
Wow, just wow. The roses look good though.

I'm so hoping we don't get devastating hail storm this year. I'm just sick and tired of them.

We got the teeniest tiniest bit of rain but lots of amazing lightening.

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mamajack
Jun 7, 2012 9:31 AM CST
those wind chimes in that you tube video put me in mind of freddie kruger. spooky. lol. glad it's over and you're ok skie. roses look good too.
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9kittymom
Jun 7, 2012 10:03 AM CST
whew glad that is over and you are all OK. Group hug
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Boopaints
Jun 7, 2012 10:28 AM CST
My good friends in Parker showed hail on their facebook page. I had no idea Denver gets Tornados! Thanks for the photos Toni and the link over here.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 7, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Looks like we're going to be in for Round 2 tonight. Wheeeeeee...

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20804905/stormy-we...

Wild weather is back in the forecast today for Denver and the Front Range, with severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds and flooding possible.

Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The storms are expected to continue into the evening and overnight, especially on the Eastern Plains.

Hail up to 2-inches in diameter and winds up to 70 mph are in the forecast for northeastern Colorado where "a couple of weak tornadoes will also be possible," according to the weather service.

Heavy rains will likely be unleashed this afternoon, possibly producing floods and flash flooding.

Flooding will be possible in the south metro area and along the Palmer Divide where grounds are already saturated from Wednesday's storm, the weather service reports.

A flash flood watch has been posted from 3 p.m. through this evening for widespread areas of northeast Colorado including Castle Rock and the Denver metro area. Some areas today could get 2-inches of rain in less than an hour.

Rivers may rise quickly this afternoon and dirt roads could be washed out by heavy rains, the weather service warns.

In Denver today, scattered showers and thunderstorms should start after 2 p.m. The high temperature in the city should top out at about 84 degrees and the chance for precipitation is 40 percent.

Showers and thunderstorms, some severe, should stick around through the night and Denver's low temperature should be about 57 degrees.

On Friday in Denver skies should be mostly sunny, but the city stands a small chance — 10 percent — of showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High temperature in the city on Friday should top out at about 91 degrees.


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 7, 2012 11:58 AM CST
Good luck!
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Jun 7, 2012 12:46 PM CST
It's gotten dark and rumbly here. The winds keep changing direction, which usually isn't a good thing.
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Jun 7, 2012 1:02 PM CST
Do you have a battery operated radio to keep with you ?? Please be Safe Lovey dubby
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jun 7, 2012 1:03 PM CST
Tabby - The sun's gone here on the south side of town (I'm right now off of I25 & Dry Creek, just north of Park Meadows). I'm prepared for the worst I think. But, then again, maybe not as I've got a bbq to go to tonight (BBQing w/bestiefriend in the whole wide world & DH).

Shannon - Yea, it's called a phone. LOLLL I feel naked w/o it. Between DH & I, we have 3 smart phones (2 iPhones & a crackberry).

EDIT (again):

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch just before noon for several northeastern Colorado counties, including Denver. The other counties included in the watch are Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Washington and Weld.

I'm already hearing the rumbles.
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Jun 8, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Hi Toni,

Checking on you Smiling All OK ??
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