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Thornton’s December 2022 preview: Winter arrives, typically with cold and snow

Thursday, December 1st, 2022 4:02am MST

Recent months have, overall, been warmer and drier than normal.  Last month saw a notable turn toward colder than normal temperatures and more snow than usual.  What will December hold for us? The month of December brings with it the official start of winter and oftentimes, colder and snowier weather conditions. It however can also […]

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November 2022 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 4:30am MST

Typically November is a quiet weather month with plenty of nice, fall days but it can also turn wet with healthy doses of snow and moisture.  The wide variety of conditions can create picturesque scenes ranging from blue skies and snow-capped mountains to a wintry wonderland in the metro area. November is the second snowiest […]

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Time to “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6

Friday, November 4th, 2022 5:09am MST

The biannual ritual of changing our clocks to adjust for Daylight Saving Time occurs this weekend, providing yet another signal of the changing of seasons.  The United States will ‘fall back’ one hour at 2:00am Sunday morning as we return to Standard Time. The ritual of changing our clocks twice a year can be met […]

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November 2022 preview: The transition to winter begins

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 8:11am MST

The weather during the month of November in Denver metro area can offer just about anything.  While it is normally a quiet month, it can be prone to extremes. November has historically been one of Denver’s snowiest months and major snowstorms are not entirely uncommon.  However conditions can also be quite dry. Temperatures during the […]

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October 2022 weather recap: Mild temps, not much precipitation

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 6:49am MST

October 2022 goes into the books as one that saw Thornton experience above normal mercury readings and below normal precipitation. However, those were also a formula for a great number of pleasant, fall days. Overall, Thornton’s average temperature for the month came in at an even 52.0 degrees. As measured at Denver International Airport, the […]

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October 2022 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Friday, October 28th, 2022 5:00am MST

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 weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 5:00am MST

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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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 17th, 2022 4:55am MST

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’s Governor.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message from the […]

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Leaf peeping 2022: When and where to see the fall colors

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 4:44am 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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Thornton’s October 2022 preview: Generally calm conditions with our first freeze and snow

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 1:11pm MST

With the first full month of fall here, October usually brings one of the quietest weather months in the Denver area with plenty of mild, sunny days and clear, cool nights. October is historically the second sunniest month and conditions are generally calm. However we also will usually see our first taste of winter during […]

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