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November weather preview: A month that can bring just about anything

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 4:02am 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 is Denver’s second snowiest month and major snowstorms are not entirely uncommon.  However conditions can also be quite dry. Temperatures during the month continue to […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for October 15

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 4:08pm MST

As expected, temperatures in the Mile High City today were unseasonably warm and climbed to record-setting levels.  However, while Denver broke a high temperature record, Thornton fell quite a ways short. Out at Denver International Airport, the mercury topped out at 83 degrees.  This bested the previous record high for the date of 82 degrees […]

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Thornton’s October weather preview: Fall begins to make its presence felt

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 7:30pm 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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September 2014 weather recap: Thornton temps near normal, precipitation above normal

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 4:24pm MST

Thornton’s September this year was relatively benign and lacking much drama although it was a bit of a rollercoaster.  Temperatures had their large swings and we saw a couple of days with healthy precipitation. The month started out slightly cooler than normal on the first but then warmed over the next couple of days to […]

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September snowfall in Denver not so unusual

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 8:00am MST

With a significant blast of cold air set to arrive this week, there is a chance for the Mile High City to see its first snowfall of the season.  While such an event would be the first September snow of this millennium, it would hardly be unusual. Looking back at Denver’s snowfall records dating to […]

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Thornton’s September weather preview: Usually one of our more pleasant months

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 5:45pm MST

Following on a cooler and wetter than normal August, the month of September arrives and one can’t help but wonder if an early fall lies in wait as well.  The month can bring our first snow of the season but more often than not, it is one of the most pleasant along the Colorado Front Range. […]

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August 2014 weather recap: Thornton sees cooler than normal temps, near normal precip

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 1:24pm MST

Periods of monsoonal moisture contributed to rain and clouds in August 2014.  Coupled with the occasional cold front, the end result was a month that saw temperatures below normal and regular daily thunderstorms. Thornton’s average temperature for the month came in at 68.2 degrees.  This was more than four degrees cooler than Denver’s long term […]

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Thornton’s August weather preview: Summer starts to come to a close

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 8:00am 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 ahead […]

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June 2014 weather recap: Slightly cooler, drier than normal conditions for the month

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 7:14am MST

All-in-all, while temperatures and precipitation rain a bit lower than average, June 2014’s weather was pretty close to what we typically expect to see.  Thunderstorms made their appearances as always but we were spared much in the way of severe weather. A series of fronts and troughs moved through northern Colorado during the month.  This […]

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May 2014 weather recap: Temps near normal, a good bit wetter than normal

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 5:04pm MST

The month of May was a relatively benign, uneventful month in terms of the weather in Thornton. Average temperatures were right on par with normal while precipitation was generous. We started out the month with warming temperatures and by the third we were seeing highs in the 80s.  This only lasted a few days before […]

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