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Thornton’s July 2022 preview: Summer heat really kicks in, thunderstorms common

Friday, July 1st, 2022 2:51am MDT

Change is of course the one constant in Denver’s weather but come July, things actually get pretty consistent. The standard formula for a day in July is a sunny morning, clouds developing in the late morning and early afternoon. Come mid-afternoon, thunderstorms are rolling off of the foothills and into the metro area and the […]

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Thornton’s June 2022 weather preview: Warmer temperatures, increased severe weather

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 3:59pm MDT

Extreme weather can occur during in month in Colorado we well know.  June however is when traditional spring severe weather arrives in the state oftentimes with hail, damaging wind and tornadoes. Over 40 percent of the tornadoes that occur in Colorado happen during the month of June.  Far more common are thunderstorms with hail and […]

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Thornton’s May 2022 preview: From snow to severe storms

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 5:56am MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen. Winter-like temperatures and snow are possible as are mid-summer like temperatures or the more typical spring severe weather. As the month starts out in 2022 we are going to enjoy some much-needed […]

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Denver breaks high temperature record for April 22

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 5:44pm MDT

We knew it was going to be extraordinarily warm and blustery today, particularly for April. The numbers bear it out as Denver set a record high temperature for the date, one that also tied for the second warmest April reading on record. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City topped out at […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 5:00am 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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Thornton’s April 2022 weather preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 5:24am MDT

April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can see a stunning variety of weather. The proverbial April showers are certainly a possibility for Denver. Snow? Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? You bet – all can happen! For good measure throw in a chance […]

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Denver smashes record low temperature for March 10

Thursday, March 10th, 2022 5:46am MDT

Old Man Winter isn’t done with the Mile High City just yet as evidenced by the bone-chilling cold this morning. As measured at Denver International Airport, Denver’s low temperature plummeted to -7 degrees this morning. That easily bests the previous record low for March 10th of -3 degrees set in 1932. Additionally, it puts March […]

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Denver ties record high temperatures for March 2

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 6:59pm MDT

Temperatures like this are sure to bring an early onset of spring fever as Denver tied the record high temperatures today. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City topped out at 74 degrees. This ties the record high for the date last set in 2009. Here in Thornton, we stayed cooler, topping […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for February 23

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 5:01pm MDT

Well, our Arctic blast is now in the record books. As measured at Denver International Airport, the low temperature in the Mile High City dropped to -7 degrees this morning. That pretty easily bests the previous record low for February 23 of -4 degrees set in 1899. Here in Thornton we stayed just a bit […]

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Thornton’s February 2022 weather preview: Temps begin to warm, snow can be elusive

Friday, February 4th, 2022 2:59pm MDT

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 a bit of a disappointment although January did help […]

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