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Talk of ‘Godzilla El Niño’ turns on the media hype machine

Friday, August 14th, 2015 4:52pm MST

There has been lots of hype this week about the strong El Niño we are expecting to last through winter and into spring. Heck, even a NASA scientist called it a “Godzilla El Niño.” (UGH!) This in turn set in motion the media hype machine although I will say while the national media went insane, […]

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July 2015 weather recap: Cooler than normal temps, a bit drier than average

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 4:32am MST

The month of July continued the recent trend of cool, damp weather.  By the time it was said and done though, while temperatures overall were below average, precipitation fell short of normal. Temperatures were at or above normal for the first few days allowing for a pleasant Independence Day. The day after, however, a monsoonal […]

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Thornton’s August weather preview: Cooler weather arrives

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 6:27pm 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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June 2015 weather recap: Warmer and wetter than normal conditions for the month

Friday, July 10th, 2015 4:32am MST

The month of June was a rather eventful one with wetter than normal conditions starting things out and temperatures coming in quite a ways above normal.  Further, the month lived up to its reputation as Colorado’s severe weather month with numerous notable thunderstorms and a good bit of tornado activity. The month started out warm […]

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May 2015 weather recap: A very wet, cool month for Thornton

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 7:21am MST

The first quarter of the year started out dry but April started to signal a turn toward wetter conditions and the month of May certainly followed through on that.  Not only was it a very wet month, it was also much cooler than normal. A seemingly endless series of disturbances moved through the state almost […]

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Thornton’s June weather preview: Our severe weather month arrives

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 6:54am MST

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 weather preview: Everything from snow to severe storms

Friday, May 8th, 2015 7:24am MST

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 2015 we are going to enjoy a mild […]

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April 2015 weather recap: Thornton sees warmer, wetter than normal conditions

Monday, May 4th, 2015 5:25am MST

We began the month of April in the need of moisture and while we didn’t do much to bolster our snowfall numbers, rain proved to be a big help.  Temperatures were relatively stable but did end up a bit above average. The first half of the month offered mostly dry conditions and warmer than normal […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 6:40am 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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March 2015 weather recap: Dry conditions, warm temperatures month’s biggest feature

Monday, April 6th, 2015 5:50am MST

The month of March was relatively uneventful and lacked any sort of real weather drama.  What was notable was the dry conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures that dominated for the most part. March started out considerably colder than normal with the first five days of the month seeing temperatures around 20 degrees below normal.  A […]

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