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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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2014 Thornton annual weather recap: Annual temps near normal, above average precipitation

Friday, January 9th, 2015 3:23pm MDT

2014 has come to a close and as we look back on the year, we can see that it was a relatively average year lacking too much drama. In terms of temperatures, Thornton saw an average overall annual temperature of 49.4 degrees.  Out at Denver International Airport where the Mile High City’s official records are […]

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December 2014 weather recap: Temperatures near normal, a bit more than average snow

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 5:16am MDT

The month of December started out quiet and quite dry.  Those mild days however gave way to much colder temperatures during the latter half as well as some nice shots of snow. For the first 13 days of December 2014, Thornton and the Denver area saw temperatures above normal for the most part.  Conditions were […]

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White Christmas in Denver? Snow on the holiday not particularly common

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 5:00am MDT

For many, the holiday season isn’t complete without a chill in the air and snow on the ground. Here in Denver we historically enjoy a better chance of experiencing the proverbial white Christmas than many places in the nation. However, how the Mile High City fares in experiencing a white Christmas does depend on your […]

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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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