Midday storm brought much-needed rain to Denver area
DENVER (KDVR) — A late-morning storm swept through the Denver area on Friday, officially eliminating this month’s run for Denver’s driest April. The penultimate day of the month brought lightning, small hail, rain and high winds to parts of the region.
At Denver International Airport, a lightning strike and the fast-moving storm were all caught on camera. FOX31’s “Fine Airport Parking” camera, located in the parking lot on the south side of the airport, showed the air traffic control tower and airport hotel disappearing into the distance due to low visibility.
The airport is also the official National Weather Service observation site for the city, where precipitation is measured. The NWS Boulder office said .05″ of rain was measured more than 15 minutes on Friday noon. This brought Mile High City’s monthly total to 0.06″.
The region needs rain, with parts of Denver experiencing severe drought conditions due to lack of precipitation in recent weeks. There was also just a trace of snow in April, tying that month for the 4th snowiest April on record for Denver.
The Pinpoint Weather team is forecasting another chance of rain and thunderstorms late Sunday and Monday, with more chances late next week.
You can watch a live feed of conditions at Denver International Airport all day, every day on our Fine Airport Parking Camera.
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