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October 2016 weather recap: An exceedingly warm and dry month

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 8:11am MST

High pressure was the dominant weather feature for the month of October and that led to a pattern that blocked off moisture and kept temperatures well above normal.  Record-setting highs were made while precipitation was a rare event. The historical average monthly temperature for the month of October in Denver is 50.9 degrees.  That number […]

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No October snow in Denver? Not unusual at all

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 4:25am MST

October will end with Denver not having seen any snow accumulation at all during the month.  While that, coupled with the overall lack of precipitation is concerning, not having snow is not at all unusual. On average, the Mile High City receives 4.2 inches during October. However, since record-keeping began in 1882, the month failed […]

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NOAA releases 2016 – 2017 winter weather outlook

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 4:51am MST

What will this winter have in store for Thornton?  Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center have released their outlook and for the Front Range, it doesn’t hold much in the way of clues. The CPC does show odds favor above average temperatures for much of Colorado for the period from December through February.  In terms […]

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Thornton’s October 2016 preview: Fall returns, hopefully with precipitation

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 6:20am MST

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. Given the lack of precipitation of the last few months though, we certainly would welcome some moisture. October is historically the second sunniest month […]

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September 2016 weather recap: A very dry month with near normal temperatures

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 6:00am MST

The month of September was overall a pleasant one however that came at a price.  A very distinct lack of precipitation led to dry conditions, a trend that had started earlier in the summer. High pressure was the general rule for the month and that helped to ensure that any significant weather potential was steered […]

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September preview: The end of summer brings one of our most pleasant months

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 6:54am 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 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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