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February 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, February 17th, 2019 4:31pm MST

February signifies the start of the climb toward warmer temperatures for the year.  Cold and snow though do intrude but, coupled with milder conditions, there are lots of photo opportunities as can be seen in our monthly slideshow. The month is one of our least snowiest of the year but it isn’t unusual to see […]

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Thornton’s February weather preview: Temperatures warm, snow isn’t usually big

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 6:13am MST

February in Colorado typically brings to an end an extended period when average temperatures are at their lowest. Winter begins to loosen its grip and temperatures get warmer but precipitation is not a particularly common event during the month. Thus far our snow season has been relatively dismal with the seasonal total in Thornton more […]

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January 2019 weather recap: Wetter than normal, temperatures near average

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 3:35am MST

Finally! Our winter thus far had been quite dry so seeing some precipitation in January was a very welcome change. Temperatures were just a bit above normal. Overall, the month was short on any sort of real weather drama with no major storms or particularly notable temperature extremes.  However, a series of storm systems did […]

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January 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 6:40pm 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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Time lapse video: Thornton’s January 28, 2019 snowstorm

Monday, January 28th, 2019 6:50pm MST

Well, that was fun, eh?  Well, probably not for those stuck in traffic when the snowstorm hit this morning. The storm over-performed big time, far exceeding forecasts. Upslope flow pushed the system against the mountains and kept it in place over the Front Range. Our east webcam captures it all in a time lapse. Snow […]

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December 2018 weather recap: Warmer and much drier than normal

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 5:36am MST

Thornton’s December was lacking in terms of any sort of real weather drama. Temperatures were relatively mild for much of the month and precipitation was fleeting. Above normal temperatures were the general rule for the first part of the month. It was only the last week of the month when Arctic air arrived and we […]

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Thornton’s January 2019 preview: Cold temps the norm, snow can be fleeting

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 4:07am 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 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, December 31st, 2018 6:55pm 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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Astronomical winter arrives Friday, offers the shortest day of the year

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 11:16am MST

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Friday afternoon and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 3:23pm MST on Friday, December 21. The Winter Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at its furthest from the sun – 23.5 degrees away. This results in the shortest day […]

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November 2018 weather recap: Chilly temps, not much moisture

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 1:59am MST

Thornton’s month of November saw us get a real taste of what is to come for the next few months. Temperatures cooled considerably and we saw a decent bit of snow although not as much as normal. The first five days of the month started out relatively mild but then we saw a series of […]

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