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July 2016 weather recap: Thornton sees near normal temps, below average precipitation

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 10:54am MST

While the month of July seemed hot and dry, statistics show that only one of those two conditions held true.  We definitely saw a big time lack of precipitation but temperatures averaged out to near normal. High pressure was the dominate feature for the month leading to overall dry conditions.  We started out cooler than […]

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Thornton’s August preview: Temperatures cool, severe weather eases

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 6:26am 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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July weather preview: Hot temperatures, PM thunderstorms

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 12:05pm 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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Thornton’s 2015 – 2016 seasonal snowfall totals end far above average

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 11:05am MST

To say we had a lot of snow this past season would be a bit of an understatement.  Our total came in at more than 2 feet higher than historical average for Thornton and Denver. In all, Thornton received 85.7 inches of snowfall for the 2015 / 2016 season.  That total eclipses the 10-year Thornton […]

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Thornton’s June weather preview: Severe weather becomes the talk of the town

Monday, June 6th, 2016 8:17am 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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May 2016 weather recap: Near normal precipitation but cooler than normal

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 7:01am MST

Thornton saw overall weather conditions not too far out of line with what we expect for the month of May. Temperatures were a good bit below normal however while precipitation came in right near average. The month started out a bit chilly and we received our first and only snow for the month on the […]

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Thornton’s May weather preview: Anything from snow to severe storms

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 3:53pm 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 2016 we see snow but then warmer, milder […]

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April 2016 weather recap: Temps near normal, precipitation and snow above average

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 3:44pm MST

Coming off a very snowy and cold March, Thornton saw a relatively seasonal April 2016.  Temperatures were right near normal but we did see a healthier than average dose of snow and precipitation. The month started out quite mild.  In fact 13 of the first 14 days saw above average high temperatures.   That changed quickly […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 12:00pm 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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Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth Have Been Solved

Monday, April 11th, 2016 8:31am MST

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet’s rotation – one new and one more than a century old. The research may help improve our knowledge of past and future climate. Although a desktop globe always spins smoothly around the […]

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