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Febrrrrruary? Mid-range outlooks point to cold, wet start to next month

Monday, January 27th, 2014 6:52pm MDT

As of this writing Thornton is weathering a wintry blast and another appears on tap for the end of the week.  If mid-range forecasts are to believed, that same pattern may be lingering for the next couple of weeks. As seen in the image below, the Climate Prediction Center’s outlooks through February 9 indicate we […]

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2013 Thornton weather recap: Numbers show a cooler and wetter than normal year

Saturday, January 4th, 2014 10:57pm MDT

Another year is in the books and as we look back at 2013’s weather, we see Thornton – and indeed much of the state – saw cooler and wetter than normal conditions. In terms of temperatures, Thornton saw an average overall annual temperature of 49.3 degrees.  Out at Denver International Airport where the Mile High […]

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Thornton’s January weather preview: Usually a cold month but not always snowy

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 4:20pm MDT

As we begin the new year the winter chill begins to set in.  While January can see its share of extremes, the month historically sees stable temperatures and is usually relatively dry. January ranks as the second coldest month in Denver next to December with average temperatures remaining virtually the same from the start to […]

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December 2013 weather recap: Record setting hot and cold, little snow

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 7:27am MDT

Thornton and the Denver area closed out 2013 with a display of typically highly variable weather.  We recorded some record low temperatures followed by unseasonably warm conditions.  One thing that was lacking was snow. The first three days of the month started out quite mild with highs well above normal.  That changed quickly midday on […]

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Thornton’s December preview: A very chilly month quite possible

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 8:22am MDT

November was an unseasonably warm and unusually dry month. As we look into December, that trend looks to change, particularly when it comes to temperatures. The month brings with it the official start to winter and the month usually brings with it our first real taste of Arctic temperatures. Precipitation can be hit or miss […]

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October 2013 weather recap: Cooler than normal temperatures, first snow recorded

Monday, November 4th, 2013 3:59pm MDT

Thornton and Denver’s October 2013 was overall a relatively un-noteworthy month in terms of weather.  Temperatures were below normal and we did receive our first measurable snowfall of the season. We started the first two days of the month with temperatures in the 70s.  That was followed by a cold front moving through and delivering […]

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August 2013 weather recap: Thornton sees average temps, dry conditions

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 8:06am MDT

Looking back at last month we certainly do recall the unseasonably warm temperatures that seemed to dominate August 2013.  While the high temperatures were indeed high, somehow Thornton managed to end up with a relatively average temperature and precipitation short of normal. The month started with temperatures into the 90s and much-needed precipitation on two […]

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July 2013 State of the Climate: U.S. warmer, wetter than average

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 5:25pm MDT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its July 2013 State of the Climate report saying that while the average U.S. temperature was warmer than normal, precipitation was higher than normal. As we reported earlier, here in the Denver area temperatures were largely average during the month.  Precipitation was close to normal but fell […]

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July 2013 weather recap: Mostly normal conditions prevail

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 2:30pm MDT

Following two hot and dry months in May and June, July brought some relief in the form of near normal temperatures and precipitation. Cooler than normal temperatures started the month during the first couple of days of July.  That changed for the following 10 days when temperatures bounced to above normal levels with Thornton recording […]

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

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 2:21pm MDT

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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