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August 2014 weather recap: Thornton sees cooler than normal temps, near normal precip

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 1:24pm MST

Periods of monsoonal moisture contributed to rain and clouds in August 2014.  Coupled with the occasional cold front, the end result was a month that saw temperatures below normal and regular daily thunderstorms. Thornton’s average temperature for the month came in at 68.2 degrees.  This was more than four degrees cooler than Denver’s long term […]

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Thornton’s August weather preview: Summer starts to come to a close

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 8:00am 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 ahead […]

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June 2014 weather recap: Slightly cooler, drier than normal conditions for the month

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 7:14am MST

All-in-all, while temperatures and precipitation rain a bit lower than average, June 2014’s weather was pretty close to what we typically expect to see.  Thunderstorms made their appearances as always but we were spared much in the way of severe weather. A series of fronts and troughs moved through northern Colorado during the month.  This […]

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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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