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Astronomical summer begins, starts with the longest day of the year

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 5:04am MDT

Astronomical summer arrived in Thornton this morning and with the solstice we will enjoy our longest day of the year. Summer officially began at 4:07am MDT this morning.  The Summer Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at it closest to the sun – 23.4 degrees.  This results in the longest day of the […]

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June 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 5:18am 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 19, 2018 Showcasing images captured by ThorntonWeather.com readers as well as some […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for June 9

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 6:00pm MDT

We knew the weekend was going to be a scorcher and sure enough, it has been thus far. Today, the high temperature in Denver as measured at Denver International Airport topped out at 95 degrees at 4:00pm. This tied the record high temperature for June 9 last set in 2012. Here in Thornton we matched […]

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May 2018 weather recap: Warmer and drier than normal

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 5:24pm MDT

The month of May started off cool and damp but that did not last long.  It soon dried out and warmed up leading to one of the warmest Mays on record. The first three days of the month brought cool temperatures and generous amounts of rain, more than one inch total.  We then followed that […]

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Microburst winds cause damage in Thornton

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 1:14pm MDT

The evening of June 5 had been relatively calm after a record-tying high temperature. Some high-based thunderstorms then began to move through and created gusty winds.  For some residents, those winds turned damaging. What appears to have been a microburst (or multiple microbursts), brought fences, broke tree branches and for one Thornton family, toppled a […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for June 5

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 5:38pm MDT

The recent heat is much more like we would expect to see toward the middle of July.  High pressure though keeps the cooler air at bay and today Denver tied the record high temperature for the date. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City saw an official high of 95 degrees. That […]

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Thornton’s June weather preview: Severe weather, hotter temps the general rule

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 3:39pm 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 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 4:53am 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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Weather forces cancellation of Thorntonfest for second year in a row

Friday, May 18th, 2018 10:47am MDT

Mother Nature seems to have a grudge against the City of Thornton’s annual spring festival.  With thunderstorms arriving tonight and heavy rain expected through Saturday, most of the events have been cancelled. The city made the announcement on their Festivals and Events Facebook page this morning. This is the third time in the 22 year […]

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May 13 to May 19: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 3:03am MDT

As we get further into spring the chances for severe weather increase greatly across northeastern Colorado and that is seen in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. We also note the dangers this weather presents as we see events where the weather injured and even killed Coloradans. From the National Weather Service: […]

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