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February 2020 weather recap: Colder than normal temps, above normal snowfall

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 6:38pm MDT

Certainly when you look back on February 2020, you probably will remember it as being cold and snowy. That indeed is true, as the numbers show, however that really only pertained to the first half of the month. The latter part was far more on par with what we expect to see. February 2020 top […]

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Thornton’s March 2020 weather preview: Warmer temps arrive, significant snows possible

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 8:12am MDT

The month of March in Denver is usually one that is welcomed heartily by residents. We begin to shake off the cold of winter with warmer temperatures and calmer conditions. That does not mean we are done with snow and cold by any means. March usually offers healthy snowfall giving us an opportunity to add […]

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Thornton’s February 2020 weather preview: Temps warm and not much snow

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 5:18pm MDT

4February 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 a mixed bag. We started fast in October and […]

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January 2020 weather recap: The year starts off warm and dry

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 5:23am MDT

After a cold and snowy start to the season in October and November, December saw things dry out and warm up. Unfortunately, January 2020 continued the most recent trend with temps well above normal and very little precipitation. January 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow The month was largely uneventful with no notable weather events. […]

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December 2019 weather recap: Warmer than normal temps, little snowfall

Sunday, January 5th, 2020 7:42am MDT

We closed out 2019 with a change from the cool, wet conditions of the previous two months. December saw the opposite conditions as average temperatures were above normal and snow a rarity. Storm systems did move through Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region and while the high country saw plenty of snow, these storms evaded […]

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Thornton’s January 2020 preview: Cold temps, not much snow the norm

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 5:26am MDT

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 Saturday, offers the shortest day of the year

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 9:00am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Saturday evening and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year.

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

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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