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Steamboat Today reader Michael Burns shared this photo he took of the storm Tuesday night that swept through the Yampa Valley.

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Storm drops 0.9 inches of rain on Oak Creek, lights up Steamboat skies

National Weather Service meteorologist Julie Malingowski said tropical moisture lingering in Steamboat on Tuesday heated up throughout the day and penetrated a drier layer of air aloft to produce conditions that were conducive to lightning.

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