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

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

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 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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March 2015 weather recap: Dry conditions, warm temperatures month’s biggest feature

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

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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March preview: Snowiest month also typically brings much warmer temperatures

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 6:25pm MDT

The month of February was quite generous in terms of snowfall pushing our seasonal total thus far above normal.  The month of March usually offers healthy snowfall giving us an opportunity to add to those numbers.  While there is good snow potential in March, the month also typically brings much warmer temperatures. March is historically […]

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February 2015 weather recap: Temps above normal, record-setting snowfall

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 4:28pm MDT

The month of February was quite an interesting one in terms of its weather.  Overall temperatures for the first half of the month were well above normal but the latter half saw the bottom fall out and as it did, significant snowfall accumulated. The first day of February brought a healthy shot of snowfall and […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for February 6

Friday, February 6th, 2015 6:02pm MDT

Denver’s weather rollercoaster this week took us from cold and snow to unseasonably warm temperatures sure to bring an onset of spring fever.  The Mile High City set a record high temperature Friday and may set another Saturday. As measured at Denver International Airport, today’s office high temperature was 70 degrees.  That easily bests the old […]

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Thornton’s February weather preview: Warmer temps, dry conditions the norm

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 4:28pm 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. Probably one of the biggest question marks is whether or not we will see some help […]

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January 2015 weather recap: Above normal temperatures, below average precipitation

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 9:04am MDT

Look back at last month, we see that Thornton experienced an unusually warm month, one punctuated by a couple rare 70 degree January days.  Precipitation fell short of normal as did snowfall. The month started out on the cold side with three of the first four days failing to reach temperatures above freezing.  Some light […]

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Study: Mountain Monitoring System Artificially Inflates Temperature Increases at Higher Elevations

Friday, January 16th, 2015 6:10pm MDT

We have all heard the warnings about a warming climate and scientists have claimed to have the data to prove it.  However time and time again the very underlying data has been shown to be faulty.  Here we again find another case. A new study from the University of Montana shows extreme warming bias in […]

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State of the Climate 2014: Warmer, wetter than normal in the U.S.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 7:14am MDT

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has released its summary of the nation’s climate and weather for 2014.  Its analysis shows that overall, the United States experienced warmer than normal temperatures and above average precipitation. From NOAA / NCDC: 2014 U.S. temperature exceeds 20th-century average for the 18th consecutive year Second warmest December boosted 2014 […]

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