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January 2022 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, January 16th, 2022 6:09pm 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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Thornton’s January 2022 preview: Cold temps, not much snow the norm

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 5:13am 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 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Friday, December 31st, 2021 6:00pm 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 ties record high temperature for December 1

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 4:59pm MST

Well, December looks to continue the mild, dry weather of the previous two months as we tied the 48 year old record high for the date. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s high temperature topped out at 73 degrees. This ties the previous record high for the date last set in […]

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November 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 7:10pm 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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The Mile High City’s lack of snow is now one for the record books

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 1:14pm MST

As of today, Denver has broken the record for the latest measurable snowfall on record. The old record for latest snowfall was November 21 1934. Today, it has been 215 days since the Mile High City has received measurable snowfall and we will lengthen that record. There is a slim chance for some snow Wednesday night […]

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Denver sets a new record high temperature for November 6

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 3:20pm MST

The forecasts calling for a very mild weekend are beginning to bear out with one record high set today and another possible tomorrow. At 1:13pm this afternoon, as measured at Denver International Airport, the mercury climbed to 80 degrees. This bests the previous record high for November 6 of 79 degrees set in 1934. This […]

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“Falling back” as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 7

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 8:03am 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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October 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, October 31st, 2021 6:01pm 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 19th, 2021 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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