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

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

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 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 Saturday, offers the shortest day of the year

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

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 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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