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January 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 4:50pm 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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December 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 3:12am 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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Denver’s Christmas weather not usually white

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 5:12am MST

As Christmas gets closer everyone always wonders if we are going to get the proverbial white Christmas. Unfortunately, if you look at Denver and Thornton weather history, the chances aren’t all that good but it also depends on what you define as a white Christmas. If to you a white Christmas means having actual snowfall […]

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Thornton’s December weather preview: Winter arrives in earnest

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 5:40am MST

Recent months have, overall, been warmer and drier than normal.  Last month continued that trend.  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 offer unseasonably warm temperatures and bone dry conditions.  Given our recent […]

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November 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, November 29th, 2020 6:19pm 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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Thornton’s weekend starts out with more mild temps, will end cooler and unsettled

Friday, November 6th, 2020 5:35am MST

A bit of a mixed bag of weather for us over the next few days. We will initially enjoy a couple of warm days but then a series of fronts will see things cool down and bring a chance for precipitation. Friday will be the most calm and warmest day. Mostly sunny skies will be […]

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Thornton’s November weather preview: Transition to winter weather begins in earnest

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 4:14am 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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Denver sets record high temperature for November 4

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 6:13pm MST

Our mild weather continued today and set another record, the third in the past two days. Officially, as measured at Denver International Airport, the high temperature today topped out at 77 degrees. This just beat out the previous record high for November 4th of 76 degrees set over 100 years ago in 1915. Thornton was […]

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Denver ties one warm weather record for November 3, breaks another

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 11:59pm MST

This mild weather has been quite nice but it certainly is not normal for this time of year with mercury readings well above average. The Mile High City saw two weather records tied or broken on Tuesday. As measured at DIA, Denver saw a high temperature of 79 degrees. This tied the record high for […]

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Time to “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1

Friday, October 30th, 2020 5:57am 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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