With a combo of windy, dry and warm conditions for our Wednesday afternoon, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for all counties along and east of the I-25 corridor between 12pm and 7pm this afternoon. PLEASE no outside burning, and if you see smoke, report it as soon as possible! Head over to the Weather tab for more information on the rest of the week.
Descriptions range from an "unreal bright light" to a "spectacular fireworks display."
Those are just a few of the comments from people who witnessed a light show in the skies over Colorado Thursday Morning.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command, better known as NORAD and NORTHCOM, released a joint statement on the event. Major April Cunningham says an S-L-4 rocket body re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over Colorado and Wyoming early today. Initial reports indicate a piece of the rocket landed in Riverton, Wyoming about 6:13.
Calls started pouring in to law enforcement authorities and media outlets about that time, as thousands of people witnessed streaks of light racing across the sky from north to south.
Authorities say the Russian rocket was used to launch a French satellite late last month.
There have been no reports of injuries.