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Storms Make Spectacular Light Show Visible From Denver

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) - A narrow but persistent band of thunderstorms developed in east-central Colorado Tuesday evening and lasted most of the night.

It put on quite a light show for those in Denver with a view toward the east.

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(credit: CBS4 Photojournalist Rob McClure)

An 18-hour radar loop from Doppler 4000 shows the storms forming along some type of boundary between Denver International Airport and the town of Yuma.

Denver's official rain gauge at the airport measured 0.02 inches of rain from the storms around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The rain was much heavier to the east where a few weather spotters reported up to three inches in central Yuma County.

(credit: CoCoRaHS)

The storms prompted a few severe thunderstorm warnings Tuesday evening a some flash flood warnings overnight in east-central Colorado as they trained over the same area.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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