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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 5:40am 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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Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 13th, 2020 6:15am MST

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 low temperature for April 13, more records may fall

Monday, April 13th, 2020 6:10am MST

Our spring cold and snow has claimed one record today and may very well break another before the day is over. As measured at DIA, Denver hit a lot temperature of 15 degrees this morning. That easily breaks the previous record low temperature for the date of 17 degrees set in 1933. Here in Thornton, […]

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Fall colors 2019: Where and when to go for the best leaf peeping

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 12:31pm MST

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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Colorado fall colors 2018: When and where to go

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 3:08pm MST

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 25th, 2018 5:10am MST

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

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

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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Stunning video captures Colorado’s gorgeous fall colors

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

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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Top of Trail Ridge Road closed due to snow

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

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 MST

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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