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April 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, April 21st, 2019 5:34am MDT

April can be a tricky month weather-wise with everything from mild temperatures to snow to severe weather being possible.  The good thing about that is that it provides plenty of chances for great photos! April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can […]

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National Weather Service announces storm spotter training dates for 2019

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 5:01am MDT

Severe weather is a fact of life in Colorado – from blizzards to tornadoes we can and do see it all.  Each year the weather is responsible for claiming lives in our state and across the nation and the threat is very real.  Storm spotter training allows you to learn how to protect yourself and […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 19th, 2019 5:08am MDT

Of all the weather types associated with thunderstorms – hail, tornadoes, floods, etc – lightning is usually the most dangerous. In the United States there are an estimated 25 million cloud to ground lightning flashes each year and each one is a potential threat to life and property. During the past 10 years there has […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 7:06am 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 16th, 2019 5:50am 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 15th, 2019 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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2018 – 2019 seasonal snowfall numbers continue to improve

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 10:18am MDT

Thornton hasn’t had any truly big time snows this year but we have managed a number of respectable ones and that shows in our seasonal snow totals. As of today, Thornton has received 49.1 inches of snow for the season. That is just slightly below our running 13 year seasonal average of 53.1 inches. As […]

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March 2019 weather recap: Another cold, wet month in the books

Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:10am MDT

The unstable, cold and wet weather that marked February continued right on into March. Once again, we saw temperatures well below normal and a good bit more than average precipitation. While the first day of the month started things off relatively nicely, the second brought the first bout of cold. Temperatures plummeted with highs on […]

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Thornton’s April 2019 weather preview: Three seasons wrapped into one

Monday, April 1st, 2019 3:04am 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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March 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 4:45pm 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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