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November 2019 weather recap: Another cold, snowy month for Thornton

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 6:44am MST

For the second month in a row, Mother Nature kept us cold and delivered a healthy dose of snow. Thornton experienced its second coldest November of the past 13 years and the snowiest of the past 13 years. The month started out chilly but soon saw things stabilize and turn seasonal. Then, the 8th and […]

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Thornton’s December weather preview: What will the arrival of winter bring?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 4:53am MST

October and November brought Thornton cooler than normal temperatures and a good bit more snow than usual.  What will December hold for us? The month of December brings with it the official start of winter and oftentimes, colder and snowier weather conditions. It however can also offer unseasonably warm temperatures and bone dry conditions.  Given […]

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Denver sets new record high temperature for November 9th

Saturday, November 9th, 2019 2:28pm MST

We knew today would be the warmest day of the weekend and not only did that hold true, it was a record setting performance. As measured at DIA, Denver’s high temperature today reached 77 degrees (as of this writing). That bested the record high temperature for November 9th of 76 degrees set in 1927. Here […]

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Thornton’s November weather preview: A month that can be prone to extremes

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 10:27am MST

The weather during the month of November in Denver metro area can offer just about anything.  While it is normally a quiet month, it can be prone to extremes. November has historically been one of Denver’s snowiest months and major snowstorms are not entirely uncommon.  However conditions can also be quite dry. Temperatures during the […]

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October 2019 weather recap: An extraordinarily cold and snowy month

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 4:19pm MST

There is little doubt that when folks’ memories go back October 2019’s weather, they will remember the snow and even more so, the cold. Numerous cold temperature records were broken and the month ended up as one of the coldest Octobers on record. Things started off cool for the first few days and a bit […]

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

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

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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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