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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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Thornton’s June weather preview: Severe weather takes to the forefront

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 2:21pm 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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Thornton’s May preview: From snow to severe storms

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 5:23am MST

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen. Winter-like temperatures and snow are possible as are mid-summer like temperatures or the more typical spring severe weather. As the month starts out in 2014 we are going to enjoy a mild […]

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April 2014 weather recap: Warmer and drier than normal conditions

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 6:39am MST

The month of April lacked much in the way of drama for northeastern Colorado.  Overall temperatures were warmer than normal and precipitation and snow were lacking a bit. April started out on the cool side and brought the first snow of the month on the 3rd.  By the 8th temperatures had rebounded and we enjoyed […]

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Video: NASA showcases weather and climate events of 2013 as seen from space

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 1:01pm MST

A stunning video released by NASA this week provides a bird’s eye view of some of the Earth’s most significant weather and climate events of last year. Using images and movies from satellites and the International Space Station, scenes from across the globe are shown in the video titled “Earth from Orbit 2013.” Colorado and […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 8:40am MST

One fact that may surprise those new to Colorado is that we are actually on the western edge of the infamous Tornado Alley. This large swath of land comprises much of the nation’s midsection and is a unique place as the United States sees more tornadoes than any other place on earth. In fact, tornadoes […]

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March 2014 weather recap: Month saw near normal temperatures and precip, below normal snowfall.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 3:29pm MST

Looking back at the month of March we see a period of relatively uneventful weather in the Denver area.  Temperatures were near normal as was the amount of liquid precipitation, this despite the fact we saw well below normal snowfall. The month started very cold with the first two days failing to record readings above […]

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Thornton’s April weather preview: Just about anything possible

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 3:00pm MST

April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can see a stunning variety of weather. The proverbial April showers are certainly a possibility for Denver. Snow? Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? You bet – all can happen! For good measure throw in a chance […]

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Satellite imagery provides bird’s eye view of Earth at the change of seasons

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 12:50pm MST

Satellite imagery provides bird’s eye view of Earth at the change of seasons. Pretty neat imagery and explanation from NASA: Enjoy the Equinox! Every year, there are two equinoxes. One is in March; the other is in September. In 2014, the March equinox falls on March 20, 2014. On the equinoxes, the sun shines directly […]

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February 2014 weather recap: Much colder than normal but drier

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 1:15pm MST

Like all months in Colorado, February 2014 did have some warm periods but those were few and far between as compared to the cold we experienced.  Those cold temperatures did not translate to precipitation however. The month started out quite cold with 9 out of the first 10 days seeing below normal temperatures.  Two of […]

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