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November 2014 weather recap: Month saw cooler, drier than normal conditions

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 5:36am MDT

The month of November this year was one that saw some widely varying temperatures from comfortable fall readings to bone chilling cold.  Precipitation ran light and while we saw our first measurable snows for the season, it was still dry. With a high pressure ridge above, the month started out quite nice.  A cold front […]

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Thornton’s December weather preview: Arrival of winter can bring highly variable conditions

Friday, December 5th, 2014 7:00am MDT

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. Through November, the snow season along the Colorado Front Range has been dismal.  With a mere 4.0 inches of snow having been recorded in […]

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Thanksgiving climatology: Comfortable temps, dry conditions the norm

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 5:07pm MDT

The holiday season is about to kick off with Thanksgiving and with many folks traveling in the coming weeks, the focus is oftentimes on the weather.  Looking back at Denver’s historical Thanksgiving weather, we see that the day is usually dry with comfortable temperatures. Details on every Thanksgiving in Denver since recordkeeping began in 1872 […]

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

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 4:02am MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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