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February 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Friday, February 16th, 2018 4:30am MST

February signifies the start of the climb toward warmer temperatures for the year.  Cold and snow though do intrude but, coupled with milder conditions, there are lots of photo opportunities as can be seen in our monthly slideshow. The month is one of our least snowiest of the year but it isn’t unusual to see […]

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January 2018 weather recap: Above normal temps with snow and precip near average

Monday, February 5th, 2018 5:44pm MST

The month of January saw little in the way of weather drama.  Temperatures definitely trended toward the warm side though and while the month’s snowfall came it close to normal, we head into March with a seasonal deficit. New Year’s Day started the month off cold but then we began a warming trend that saw […]

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Thornton’s February weather preview: Typically a warmer, less snowy month

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 7:04am MST

February in Colorado typically brings to an end an extended period when average temperatures are at their lowest. Winter begins to loosen its grip and temperatures get warmer but precipitation is not a particularly common event during the month. Thus far our snow season has been relatively dismal with the seasonal total in Thornton more […]

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January 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 2:00pm MST

As one of our coldest months, January can be a good month to hibernate inside and avoid the outdoors.  But, like any month in Colorado, photo opportunities abound as our monthly slideshow demonstrates. Snow is not normally dominant in the month but when it does fall, it can create a beautiful blanket of white.  Throw […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for January 18

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 5:22pm MST

We knew today was going to be unseasonably warm and the numbers backed that up. The National Weather Service reports that Denver’s high temperature today, as measured at Denver International Airport, topped out at 65 degrees. That matches the record high temperature for the date last set in 1920. Here in Thornton, we were a […]

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December 2017 recap: Despite cold finish, month was warmer and drier than average

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 9:16am MST

With the last part of December fresh in our minds, it would not be surprising to think of the month as a cold one. However, reaching back, if you recall, we actually enjoyed a lot of mild days earlier and very little precipitation. As a result, December 2017 goes into the books as a warm […]

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Thornton’s January 2018 preview: Cold but not always snow for first month of the year

Monday, January 1st, 2018 6:03am MST

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 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 4:54am MST

The month of December can offer everything from bone dry conditions to bone chilling cold and monstrous snowstorms.  The weather and wildlife all afford an abundance of photo opportunities as our December photo slideshow shows. Leaves have fallen from trees now and the landscape can sometimes look quite stark.  However it only takes a quick shot […]

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Video: Thornton’s surprising pre-Christmas snow

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 5:30am MST

We were expecting snow but not quite as much as received.  The storm that hit yesterday evening delivered a respectable 3.5 inches to Thornton as snow bands were quite strong and aided by upslope. Temperatures early this morning dipped well into the single digits, our coldest readings since January 7. The time lapse video below […]

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Winter Solstice brings shortest day of the year, change of seasons

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 8:31am MST

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Thursday morning and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year.  Mother Nature as well appears set to bring in winter with a bit of a bang and a change in our recent mild, dry weather pattern. Winter officially begins at 9:28am MST on Thursday, December 21. The […]

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