Lightning has caused the start of the Boulder drone exhibition on July 4 to be postponed, according to the event website. Now, the show’s start time is set for 9:40 p.m.
At 8:01 p.m., the University of Colorado Boulder police tweeted that there was still severe weather at Folsom Field. They advised anyone approaching the venue to seek shelter in the concourse or Bach Fieldhouse and adhere to any directions posted there.
⚠️Continued severe weather in area of Folsom Field. If in stadium, seek shelter in concourse or Balch Fieldhouse. Follow all instructions. If outside stadium, remain in vehicle or seek shelter in nearby parking garages. @wkre @bouldercolorado @boulderpolice #boulder
— CU Boulder Police (@CUBoulderPolice) July 5, 2023
At 7:25 p.m., CU police tweeted that the severe weather was still occurring and advised anybody outside the stadium to stay in their cars or find shelter in nearby parking garages.
Due to the gloomy weather forecast for the afternoon and evening, Boulder announced some alterations to the drone display earlier on Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Boulder issued a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming until Tuesday night at 11 p.m. in a tweet at 2:04 p.m. Boulder County was listed as one of the Colorado regions that might see stormy weather.
According to the city, the optimal time to fly the drones is approximately 9:35 p.m., but the exact timing may change depending on the weather. The city will make the final decision during the event, and the drones may take off as early as 8:15 p.m. or as late as 10 p.m. The show will be cancelled if the weather does not improve by 10 p.m.
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According to the event’s official website, drones can fly in mild rain but not in severe rain, lightning, visibility less than three miles, or sustained winds greater than 20 mph. A shelter-in-place order will be issued if there is lightning within eight miles of the stadium, and visitors must assemble in the concourse until the storm has p*ssed.
Bands may also perform from the Touchdown Club rather than the field to keep musicians safe. Umbrellas can still be brought inside the stadium, though.
On the event, the most recent details may be obtained at boulder4thofjuly.com.
The Coal Creek Golf Course is closed due to severe weather, according to a 7:30 p.m. report on the city of Louisville’s website:
“We ask that you all leave the area for everyone’s safety. The display of fireworks is now postponed. City employees will keep an eye on the storm and post updates. Stay careful, and thanks for your patience.
The show will start at 9 p.m., according to a tweet from Broomfield City and County at 8:36 p.m.
The weather has subsided enough at Broomfield County Commons Park to plan for the fireworks to launch at 9 p.m. Please do not make your way back to the park. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the fireworks from another location!
— Broomfield Gov't (@broomfield) July 5, 2023
A “severe weather forecast,” according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, caused Estes Park to move up the date of its Fourth of July fireworks display to July 15.
According to the official statement, “This decision was made out of concern for the safety of spectators and event staff.”
The Reporter-Herald reported that as of 6:20 p.m., Loveland’s fireworks celebrations had not been postponed.