Rain and snow will wind down for Southern Colorado late this afternoon and early evening. The main focus for heavier rain and snow will shift farther north leaving Southern Colorado much drier tonight than this morning. Slow down on the roads...plenty of slush and water that can still cause accidents. For the full forecast, click on the "weather" tab.
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.
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