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Thornton’s February weather preview: Temperatures warm, snow isn’t usually big

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 6:13am MST

February in Colorado typically brings to an end an extended period when average temperatures are at their lowest. Winter begins to loosen its grip and temperatures get warmer but precipitation is not a particularly common event during the month. Thus far our snow season has been relatively dismal with the seasonal total in Thornton more […]

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January 2019 weather recap: Wetter than normal, temperatures near average

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 3:35am MST

Finally! Our winter thus far had been quite dry so seeing some precipitation in January was a very welcome change. Temperatures were just a bit above normal. Overall, the month was short on any sort of real weather drama with no major storms or particularly notable temperature extremes.  However, a series of storm systems did […]

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December 2018 weather recap: Warmer and much drier than normal

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 5:36am MST

Thornton’s December was lacking in terms of any sort of real weather drama. Temperatures were relatively mild for much of the month and precipitation was fleeting. Above normal temperatures were the general rule for the first part of the month. It was only the last week of the month when Arctic air arrived and we […]

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Thornton’s January 2019 preview: Cold temps the norm, snow can be fleeting

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 4:07am MST

As we begin the new year the winter chill begins to set in.  While January can see its share of extremes, the month historically sees stable temperatures and is usually relatively dry. January ranks as the second coldest month in Denver next to December with average temperatures remaining virtually the same from the start to […]

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Astronomical winter arrives Friday, offers the shortest day of the year

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 11:16am MST

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Friday afternoon and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 3:23pm MST on Friday, December 21. The Winter Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at its furthest from the sun – 23.5 degrees away. This results in the shortest day […]

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Thornton’s August 2018 preview: Temperatures moderate, severe weather decreases

Monday, August 6th, 2018 6:46pm MST

As summer vacations wind down and families prepare to send their kids back to school in August, Colorado weather also starts to settle down. The chances for severe weather decrease markedly during August and by the end of the month daytime temperatures are dropping quite a bit as well. Find out more about what lies […]

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April 2018 weather recap: Dry conditions, temperatures a bit warmer than normal

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 6:02am MST

The month of April was one that failed to bring much in the way of snow or rain. This exacerbated the growing drought conditions, despite the end of the month bring some relief. The first third of the month did bring a few days with light snow but nothing that ever amounted to much.  Temperatures […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 5:50am MST

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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Thornton’s February weather preview: Typically a warmer, less snowy month

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 7:04am MST

February in Colorado typically brings to an end an extended period when average temperatures are at their lowest. Winter begins to loosen its grip and temperatures get warmer but precipitation is not a particularly common event during the month. Thus far our snow season has been relatively dismal with the seasonal total in Thornton more […]

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December 2017 recap: Despite cold finish, month was warmer and drier than average

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 9:16am MST

With the last part of December fresh in our minds, it would not be surprising to think of the month as a cold one. However, reaching back, if you recall, we actually enjoyed a lot of mild days earlier and very little precipitation. As a result, December 2017 goes into the books as a warm […]

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