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June 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, June 16th, 2019 12:38pm MDT

The month of June typically sees springtime severe weather reach its height of activity in northeastern Colorado. This affords the opportunity to capture extraordinary images of amazing weather phenomena from monstrous supercell thunderstorms to heavy rain, hail and even tornadoes. Slideshow updated June 16, 2019 Showcasing images captured by ThorntonWeather.com readers as well as some […]

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May 2019 weather recap: A chilly, unsettled month

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 2:44pm MDT

There is little doubt that looking back on the month the most notable feature was the cool, sometimes chilly, temperatures. Denver in fact saw one of its coldest on record. Precipitation for Thornton lagged but Denver itself was quite wet. A seemingly endless series of storm systems impacted the state through the month. Overall, the […]

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Thornton’s June weather preview: Temperatures and severe weather heat up

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 2:07pm MDT

Extreme weather can occur during in month in Colorado we well know.  June however is when traditional spring severe weather arrives in the state oftentimes with hail, damaging wind and tornadoes. Over 40 percent of the tornadoes that occur in Colorado happen during the month of June.  Far more common are thunderstorms with hail and […]

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May 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Friday, May 31st, 2019 4:00am MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen.  This provides a prime opportunity for photos of everything weather to flora to fauna. The month of May can bring extremes.  Snow is not entirely uncommon during the month but more common […]

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April 2019 weather recap: Warmer, drier than normal for Thornton

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 6:43am MDT

The month of April had the usual, inconsistent weather conditions we expect from the month. Thornton enjoyed everything from spring-like days with mild temperatures to a healthy round of snow and cold. The month started out mild with seven of the first nine days of the month seeing above normal temperatures and pleasant conditions. A […]

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Thornton’s May weather preview: Snow begins to give way to severe storms

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 4:19pm MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen. Winter-like temperatures and snow are possible as are mid-summer like temperatures or the more typical spring severe weather. As the month starts out in 2019 we are going to wear off the […]

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April 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, April 29th, 2019 7:34pm MDT

April can be a tricky month weather-wise with everything from mild temperatures to snow to severe weather being possible.  The good thing about that is that it provides plenty of chances for great photos! April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can […]

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National Weather Service announces storm spotter training dates for 2019

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 5:01am MDT

Severe weather is a fact of life in Colorado – from blizzards to tornadoes we can and do see it all.  Each year the weather is responsible for claiming lives in our state and across the nation and the threat is very real.  Storm spotter training allows you to learn how to protect yourself and […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 19th, 2019 5:08am 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 18th, 2019 7:06am 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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