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Thornton’s December preview: Will there be an end to the mild, dry conditions?

Friday, December 1st, 2017 3:16pm MST

November proved to be an extraordinarily warm and dry month. Does December have hope for relief? 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 our recent mild and dry weather, we […]

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Hot News from the Antarctic Underground

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 12:10pm MST

Illustration of flowing water under the Antarctic ice sheet. Blue dots indicate lakes, lines show rivers. Marie Byrd Land is part of the bulging “elbow” leading to the Antarctic Peninsula, left center.

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Thornton’s November 2017 preview: A fall month that can offer up just about anything

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 3:43am 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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September 2017 weather recap: Month starts warm and dry, ends cool and damp

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 12:57pm MST

The month of September 2017 saw significant differences between the start and the end.  The first two-thirds of the month were extraordinarily dry with temperatures well above normal. The last 10 days brought a big change though with damp conditions and much cooler conditions. High pressure dominated the region for the first few weeks of […]

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Thornton’s October weather preview: Fall arrives in earnest, tastes of winter

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 5:07am 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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Fall Colors 2017: Picks for the top Colorado Front Range spots for leaf peeping

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 8:22am MST

This time of year many folks start thinking about heading to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. Where to go?  Below are five of ThorntonWeather.com’s favorite ones near Denver – plus a few further out and some bonus ideas.  After that, we will tell you where you can […]

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August 2017 weather recap: Cooler than normal with near average precipitation

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 5:06am MST

The last full summer month of the year has come to a close in a rather un-dramatic fashion.  Thornton saw a largely pleasant month with temperatures a good bit cooler than we usually expect to see. Precipitation was right near normal however, all of it fell during the first half of the month. High pressure […]

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Denver sets a new record high temperature for September 3

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 5:27pm MST

Whew! Is this September or July?  As expected the mercury kept on climbing today and did indeed get into record-setting territory. At 1:53pm the temperature at Denver International Airport where the Mile High City’s official records are kept reached 97 degrees.  This easily bests the previous record high for the date of 95 degrees set […]

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Thornton’s September weather preview: A typically pleasant month

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 5:47pm MST

Following on what was a cool but dry August, some are certainly hoping for a bit of precipitation.  The month can bring plenty of rain and even our first snow of the season but more often than not, it is one of the most pleasant along the Colorado Front Range. As temperatures start to drop, September usually […]

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July 2017 weather recap: Thornton sees average temps but little precipitation

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 7:38pm MST

The month of July might have seemed quite hot but in fact mercury readings were right near normal. What likely caused the misconception is the fact that we saw far less than normal rain. High pressure did dominate for much of the month and while monsoonal flow did bring rain to eastern Colorado, it largely […]

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