Denver International Airport (Photo) Credit arinahabich (iStock)

Denver International Airport

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Flights could be delayed Sunday to and from Denver International Airport in Colorado due to severe thunderstorms in the forecast.

The National Weather Service in Denver issued a severe thunderstorm warning for counties in the Denver metro area, including where the airport is located.

Western Arapahoe County, northeaster Denver County, and western Adams County are issued the storm warning from 11:40 AM to 12:30 PM.

The severe thunderstorm was detected by radar 14 miles north of Denver, moving east at 25 mph, the weather service said. Hazards from the storm include 60 mph wind gusts and nickel-sized hail. Meteorologists warn structural damages include to roofs, siding, and trees are possible.

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Other cities under the storm warning include northeastern Denver, Aurora, eastern Thornton, Commerce City, Brighton, Denver International Airport, Bennett, Manila Village, Buckley AFB, Watkins, Barr Lake, Todd Creek, and Strasburg.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect in parts of northern Colorado until 8 PM Sunday. 

The severe thunderstorm watch covers Adams, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington, and Yuma counties.

Passengers can check flight status to and from Denver International Airport at

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.


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