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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 3:06am 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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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 4:40am MDT

One fact that may surprise those new to Colorado is that we are actually on the western edge of the infamous Tornado Alley. This large swath of land comprises much of the nation’s midsection and is a unique place as the United States sees more tornadoes than any other place on earth. In fact, tornadoes […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 12th, 2021 4:15am MDT

We’ve all seen TV or Internet news of a weather related watch or warning being issued. But, how many really know what they mean? There is a pretty big difference between the two and it is important to be aware just what it means to you so you can take the appropriate precautions. Dozens of […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for April 4

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 7:26pm MDT

Following on yesterday’s record-tying mercury reading, Denver bested that with a record-setting high temperature today. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s official high temperature reached 80 degrees. This easily breaks the previous record high for April 4 of 76 degrees set in 1959. Here in Thornton, we were even warmer with […]

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Thornton’s April 2021 weather preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 6:08am MDT

April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can see a stunning variety of weather. The proverbial April showers are certainly a possibility for Denver. Snow? Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? You bet – all can happen! For good measure throw in a chance […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for April 3

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 6:59pm MDT

A beautiful day along the Colorado Front Range and one that has entered the record books. As measured at Denver International Airport, the official high temperature today in the Mile High City topped out at 78 degrees. This tied the record high for April 3 set in 1943. Here in Thornton, we were just a […]

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March 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 3:33am MDT

The month of March is the start of meteorological spring and while conditions do begin warming, winter weather is certainly out of the question.  From hot to cold, snow to rain, the conditions can be very conducive to great pictures as we see in our slideshow. March in Denver typically means frequent and rapid weather […]

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Thundersnow makes a surprise appearance

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 11:02am MDT

Anyone else hear or see this last night? A lone storm cell popped up near DIA and put on a nice little show (we had graupel at Thornton Weather HQ). Thank you to Jessica Fey Photography for sending us this. Just awesome stuff!

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s March 2021 blizzard

Monday, March 15th, 2021 8:38am MDT

From rain to blizzard. This is time lapse video from our east-facing webcam showing Saturday AM to this morning. 48 hours in 2 minutes. Thornton ended up with 20.6 inches. Our anemometer (wind sensor) froze up early yesterday morning so unfortunately no wind was recorded during the height of the event but I sure wasn’t […]

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Live blog: Thornton’s March 2021 snowstorm

Sunday, March 14th, 2021 6:37am MDT

As Thornton gets hit by a much-needed snowstorm, we are monitoring it very closely and posting regularly to our Facebook page and Twitter feed.   For comprehensive look at the storm, please monitor our Winter Weather Briefing page. Tweets by @ThorntonWeather  

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