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September 2019 weather recap: Thornton sees another very warm, very dry month

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 10:03am MDT

For the second month in a row, Thornton saw temperatures well above normal and precipitation well below average. While the first half of 2019 started out cool and wet, the second appears to be headed the opposite direction. High pressure was the dominating feature for the month. This served to keep precipitation away and colder […]

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Thornton’s October 2019 preview: Fall arrives in earnest, usually brings first snow and freeze

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 6:30am MDT

With the first full month of fall here, October usually brings one of the quietest weather months in the Denver area with plenty of mild, sunny days and clear, cool nights. October is historically the second sunniest month and conditions are generally calm. However we also will usually see our first taste of winter during […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for September 5, third high temp record of the month

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 6:36pm MDT

Only five days into the month of September and the heat has records falling left and right. Today, at 2:05pm, the temperature at Denver International Airport where Denver’s official readings are taken, reached 98 degrees. This topped the previous record high for September 5 of 97 degrees set in 2013 and 1899. Here in Thornton […]

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August 2019 weather recap: Thornton experiences very warm, very dry month

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 9:31am MDT

The month of August usually brings respectable amounts of precipitation and by the latter part of the month, cooler temperatures. Mother Nature however had other plans last month keeping the heat on and the moisture at bay. A dry, westerly flow was dominant for much of the month. While there were a few cool fronts […]

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June 2019 weather recap: A cool and some somewhat dry June

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 5:26am MDT

Unsettled would be a good word to sum up Thornton’s weather for June 2019. We experienced a series of troughs and fronts that kept things unsettled and suppressed temperatures. That however did not translate into a great deal of precipitation. Cooler than normal temperatures were seen across much of the month. Even the later part […]

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May 2019 weather recap: A chilly, unsettled month

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 2:44pm MDT

There is little doubt that looking back on the month the most notable feature was the cool, sometimes chilly, temperatures. Denver in fact saw one of its coldest on record. Precipitation for Thornton lagged but Denver itself was quite wet. A seemingly endless series of storm systems impacted the state through the month. Overall, the […]

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April 2019 weather recap: Warmer, drier than normal for Thornton

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 6:43am MDT

The month of April had the usual, inconsistent weather conditions we expect from the month. Thornton enjoyed everything from spring-like days with mild temperatures to a healthy round of snow and cold. The month started out mild with seven of the first nine days of the month seeing above normal temperatures and pleasant conditions. A […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 5:50am MDT

One fact that may surprise those new to Colorado is that we are actually on the western edge of the infamous Tornado Alley. This large swath of land comprises much of the nation’s midsection and is a unique place as the United States sees more tornadoes than any other place on earth. In fact, tornadoes […]

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2018 – 2019 seasonal snowfall numbers continue to improve

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 10:18am MDT

Thornton hasn’t had any truly big time snows this year but we have managed a number of respectable ones and that shows in our seasonal snow totals. As of today, Thornton has received 49.1 inches of snow for the season. That is just slightly below our running 13 year seasonal average of 53.1 inches. As […]

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March 2019 weather recap: Another cold, wet month in the books

Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:10am MDT

The unstable, cold and wet weather that marked February continued right on into March. Once again, we saw temperatures well below normal and a good bit more than average precipitation. While the first day of the month started things off relatively nicely, the second brought the first bout of cold. Temperatures plummeted with highs on […]

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