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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 5:00am MDT

We all are familiar with the crawls on the TV screen or the announcements on the radio for winter weather advisories such as Winter Storm Watch, Blizzard Warning, Freeze Warning and more. But, how many of us really know what those mean? There is very specific criteria the National Weather Service follows in issuing these […]

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October 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, October 16th, 2017 8:00am MDT

October in Thornton can bring a wide variety of weather conditions, perfect for the photographer in all of us. The month brings the changing of the colors at Colorado’s lower elevations and it is also is typically when we see our first freeze and first snow. Couple those facts with our usual widely varying landscapes and […]

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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 16th, 2017 5:05am MDT

Before hitting the road, Coloradans need to ensure that they and their vehicles are prepared should inclement weather strike. ThorntonWeather.com presents the first in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) as part of Winter Weather Preparedness Week has declared by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message […]

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September 2017 weather recap: Month starts warm and dry, ends cool and damp

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 12:57pm MDT

The month of September 2017 saw significant differences between the start and the end.  The first two-thirds of the month were extraordinarily dry with temperatures well above normal. The last 10 days brought a big change though with damp conditions and much cooler conditions. High pressure dominated the region for the first few weeks of […]

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Fall Colors 2017: Picks for the top Colorado Front Range spots for leaf peeping

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 8:22am 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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Record high temperature set for September 21

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 5:17pm MDT

In our morning forecast we said it was possible we would break the record high temperature and indeed we did. In fact, we smashed it. At 3:05pm the mercury at Denver International Airport where the Mile High City’s official records are kept topped out at 92 degrees.  This easily bested the previous record high for […]

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August 2017 weather recap: Cooler than normal with near average precipitation

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 5:06am MDT

The last full summer month of the year has come to a close in a rather un-dramatic fashion.  Thornton saw a largely pleasant month with temperatures a good bit cooler than we usually expect to see. Precipitation was right near normal however, all of it fell during the first half of the month. High pressure […]

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Denver sets a new record high temperature for September 3

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 5:27pm MDT

Whew! Is this September or July?  As expected the mercury kept on climbing today and did indeed get into record-setting territory. At 1:53pm the temperature at Denver International Airport where the Mile High City’s official records are kept reached 97 degrees.  This easily bests the previous record high for the date of 95 degrees set […]

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Thornton’s September weather preview: A typically pleasant month

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 5:47pm MDT

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 2017 weather recap: Thornton sees average temps but little precipitation

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 7:38pm MDT

The month of July might have seemed quite hot but in fact mercury readings were right near normal. What likely caused the misconception is the fact that we saw far less than normal rain. High pressure did dominate for much of the month and while monsoonal flow did bring rain to eastern Colorado, it largely […]

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