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Archive for the ‘Climatology’ Category

August 2017 weather recap: Cooler than normal with near average precipitation

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 5:06am MST

The last full summer month of the year has come to a close in a rather un-dramatic fashion.  Thornton saw a largely pleasant month with temperatures a good bit cooler than we usually expect to see. Precipitation was right near normal however, all of it fell during the first half of the month. High pressure […]

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Denver sets a new record high temperature for September 3

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 5:27pm MST

Whew! Is this September or July?  As expected the mercury kept on climbing today and did indeed get into record-setting territory. At 1:53pm the temperature at Denver International Airport where the Mile High City’s official records are kept reached 97 degrees.  This easily bests the previous record high for the date of 95 degrees set […]

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Thornton’s September weather preview: A typically pleasant month

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 5:47pm MST

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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July 2017 weather recap: Thornton sees average temps but little precipitation

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 7:38pm MST

The month of July might have seemed quite hot but in fact mercury readings were right near normal. What likely caused the misconception is the fact that we saw far less than normal rain. High pressure did dominate for much of the month and while monsoonal flow did bring rain to eastern Colorado, it largely […]

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Thornton’s August weather preview: Forecasts indicate cooler, wetter weather

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 10:44am 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 2017 weather recap: Month offers up warmer, drier than normal conditions

Friday, July 7th, 2017 8:51am MST

High pressure was the general rule for much of the month of June 2017.  This resulted in overall average temperatures that were warmer than normal and precipitation that fell a good ways short of average. The month was largely short on weather excitement, beyond the temps and lack of precipitation.  The National Weather Service said […]

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July weather preview: Hot temps, storms typically the highlight

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 12:43pm MST

Change is of course the one constant in Denver’s weather but come July, things actually get pretty consistent. The standard formula for a day in July is a sunny morning, clouds developing in the late morning and early afternoon. Come mid-afternoon, thunderstorms are rolling off of the foothills and into the metro area and the […]

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Record high temperature set for June 20

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 5:09pm MST

We knew it would be hot today and the proof is in the numbers as Denver set a new record high temperature for the date. According to the National Weather Service, the mercury topped out at 99 degrees at Denver International Airport.  This breaks the previous record high for June 20 of 97 degrees set […]

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Summer solstice ushers in astronomical summer, longest day of the year

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 7:09am MST

Astronomical summer arrives in Thornton tonight and with the solstice we will enjoy our longest day of the year. Summer officially begins at 10:24pm MDT tonight.  The Summer Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at it closest to the sun – 23.4 degrees.  This results in the longest day of the year in […]

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Thornton’s June weather preview: Hotter temps, more severe weather the norm

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 6:03am 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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