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Leaf peeping 2021: When and where to see the fall colors

Friday, September 17th, 2021 3:53am MDT

This time of year many folks start thinking about heading to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. Where to go?  Below are five of ThorntonWeather.com’s favorite ones near Denver – plus a few further out and some bonus ideas.  After that, we will tell you where you can […]

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Lightning and wildfire safety overview

Monday, June 21st, 2021 5:10am MDT

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking fourth in the United States for lightning-related fatalities.  During the spring and summer the nice weather finds many residents outside and while clear skies are the norm, storms oftentimes loom and present a very real hazard to residents. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 17th, 2021 5:00am MDT

Over the past week we have highlighted some of the severe weather hazards that we face in Colorado every spring and summer in our Severe Weather 101 series.  The dangers these present are significant and not to be taken lightly. Tornadoes grab most of the headlines and certainly are a danger however others like lightning […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 16th, 2021 3:08am MDT

Of all the weather types associated with thunderstorms – hail, tornadoes, floods, etc – lightning is usually the most dangerous. In the United States there are an estimated 25 million cloud to ground lightning flashes each year and each one is a potential threat to life and property. During the past 10 years there has […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 3:06am MDT

During the spring and summer months in Colorado, a wide array of severe weather can strike. Tornadoes may grab all the headlines, but straight line winds and hail can do a great amount of damage in their own right – and they are more common. Straight line winds are winds out of a thunderstorm and […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Floods and Flash Floods

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 5:05am MDT

For much of Colorado, floods and flash floods present a grave danger to life and property. These usually are the result of one of two things – spring snow melt occurring rapidly or a severe thunderstorm. Colorado is very susceptible to flash flooding and these occur somewhere every year in the state. The waters from […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 4:40am MDT

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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Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 12th, 2021 4:15am MDT

We’ve all seen TV or Internet news of a weather related watch or warning being issued. But, how many really know what they mean? There is a pretty big difference between the two and it is important to be aware just what it means to you so you can take the appropriate precautions. Dozens of […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for November 4

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 6:13pm MDT

Our mild weather continued today and set another record, the third in the past two days. Officially, as measured at Denver International Airport, the high temperature today topped out at 77 degrees. This just beat out the previous record high for November 4th of 76 degrees set over 100 years ago in 1915. Thornton was […]

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Denver ties one warm weather record for November 3, breaks another

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 11:59pm MDT

This mild weather has been quite nice but it certainly is not normal for this time of year with mercury readings well above average. The Mile High City saw two weather records tied or broken on Tuesday. As measured at DIA, Denver saw a high temperature of 79 degrees. This tied the record high for […]

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