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Thornton’s December preview: With arrival of winter, cold and snow increase

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 11:32am 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.  Given our recent mild and dry weather, we are certainly hoping for a change in the coming month. Overall December’s monthly mean temperature of […]

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Denver ties all-time record high temperature for month of November

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 3:41pm MDT

We thought the daily high temperature record for November 16 would fall today and indeed it did.  However the Mile High City also managed to tie the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded during the month of November. At 1:24pm the station at Denver International Airport reported a mercury reading of 80 degrees. This […]

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2016 ‘Likely’ Hottest Year Ever: WMO

Monday, November 14th, 2016 2:16pm MDT

2016 will “very likely” be the hottest year on record, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization. According to a news release from the WMO, 2016 will likely eclipse the previous hottest year, 2015. “Another year. Another record. The high temperatures we saw in 2015 are set to be beaten in 2016,” said WMO […]

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Thornton’s November 2016 preview: Will we break out of the warm, dry pattern?

Friday, November 4th, 2016 7:38am 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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October 2016 weather recap: An exceedingly warm and dry month

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 8:11am MDT

High pressure was the dominant weather feature for the month of October and that led to a pattern that blocked off moisture and kept temperatures well above normal.  Record-setting highs were made while precipitation was a rare event. The historical average monthly temperature for the month of October in Denver is 50.9 degrees.  That number […]

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No October snow in Denver? Not unusual at all

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 4:25am MDT

October will end with Denver not having seen any snow accumulation at all during the month.  While that, coupled with the overall lack of precipitation is concerning, not having snow is not at all unusual. On average, the Mile High City receives 4.2 inches during October. However, since record-keeping began in 1882, the month failed […]

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NOAA releases 2016 – 2017 winter weather outlook

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 4:51am MDT

What will this winter have in store for Thornton?  Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center have released their outlook and for the Front Range, it doesn’t hold much in the way of clues. The CPC does show odds favor above average temperatures for much of Colorado for the period from December through February.  In terms […]

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Thornton’s October 2016 preview: Fall returns, hopefully with precipitation

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 6:20am 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. Given the lack of precipitation of the last few months though, we certainly would welcome some moisture. October is historically the second sunniest month […]

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September 2016 weather recap: A very dry month with near normal temperatures

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 6:00am MDT

The month of September was overall a pleasant one however that came at a price.  A very distinct lack of precipitation led to dry conditions, a trend that had started earlier in the summer. High pressure was the general rule for the month and that helped to ensure that any significant weather potential was steered […]

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September preview: The end of summer brings one of our most pleasant months

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 6:54am MDT

Following on what was a cool but dry August, some are certainly hoping for a bit of precipitation.  The month can bring plenty of rain and even our first snow of the season but more often than not, it is one of the most pleasant along the Colorado Front Range. As temperatures start to drop, September usually […]

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