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Weather and Election Day: Will Mother Nature play a role in the outcome?

Monday, November 7th, 2016 12:39pm MDT

We oftentimes hear about how weather can affect voter turnout but is there truly a link?  If there is, who does it benefit – Republicans or Democrats?  Studies seem to indicate that what might be thought of as an urban myth is indeed true and could in fact play a role in 2016. In 2005, […]

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week recap

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 4:30am MDT

As we have talked about this week, winter weather can be dangerous and downright deadly.  However, being prepared helps to ensure that you and your family remain safe when the snow starts to fly or other winter weather conditions occur. It is very easy to ignore the dangers of weather – no matter the season […]

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Stunning video captures Colorado’s gorgeous fall colors

Friday, October 21st, 2016 6:22am MDT

We happened across this video recently and had to share it. Photographer Jason Hatfield is a transplant to Colorado and has spent recent years filming our fall foliage. The end result? An amazing compilation of the high country in autumn. From Jason’s description: For the 8 years I’ve lived in Colorado, I’ve been most enthralled […]

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Avalanche safety – Be prepared or die

Friday, October 21st, 2016 4:56am MDT

As snow starts to fall, many Coloradoans and out of state visitors will take advantage of it and head to the mountains for a variety of outdoor activities.  Whether skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking, anyone who spends time outdoors in the high country needs to be aware of the danger avalanches present.  On average six people […]

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High winds a major threat in Colorado during the winter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 4:20am MDT

As we often experience, high winds in Colorado can cause conditions to deteriorate rapidly.  They present a very real danger to life and property, especially when coupled with other winter conditions like snow. Why does it seem like we get so much wind in the winter?  What causes this?  How can you prepare and protect […]

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Top of Trail Ridge Road closed due to snow

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 6:25pm MDT

Ah yes, the changing of the seasons is here and that means our weather conditions go from one extreme to the next.  Following a dry, warm week, Mother Nature brought snow to Colorado’s high country Friday night into Saturday leading to the closure of the highest, continues road in North America. Rocky Mountain National Park […]

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Fall Colors 2016: Top spots to view the golden foliage near the Front Range

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 5:00am 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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Firenado captured on video at Beaver Creek Fire

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 3:57pm MDT

Thus far, Colorado has been fortunate with relatively few large wildfires. The one notable exception is the Beaver Creek Fire where a firefighter recently captured video of a ‘firenado.’ Also called a fire whirl, a firenado occurs when the rising heat from the blaze meets whirling winds.  The effect and appearance is much like a […]

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National Weather Service rates damaging May 24 tornadoes

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 12:46pm MDT

The thunder rolled across eastern Colorado on Tuesday, May 24 – as did hail, wind and tornadoes.  Washington County saw the most intense activity with multiple twisters including one damaging tornado that has been rated an EF-1. The National Weather Service sent survey teams to the area to evaluate the damage inflicted by Mother Nature. […]

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May 7, 2016 Eastern Colorado tornadoes rated at EF-2s

Monday, May 9th, 2016 5:17am MDT

Severe weather struck the plains of Colorado on Saturday spawning multiple tornadoes.  The two most powerful of these, one near Wiggins and another near Wray, have been rated EF-2s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage and injuries from both twisters were relatively light, certainly not as bad as they could have been. The tornado west […]

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