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Denver sets record low temperature for October 27

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 10:31am MDT

Brrr! Following our snowstorm, the cold has lingered and this morning plunged into record-setting territory. Denver’s official low temperature this morning, as measured at DIA, dropped to 8 degrees. This easily bests the previous record low for October 27 of 11 degrees set in 1925. Thornton actually came out on the colder end of things […]

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October 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 9:09am MDT

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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Denver sets record low maximum temperature for October 26

Monday, October 26th, 2020 6:27pm MDT

Oh, yes, it was a surprisingly cold one today with temperature readings more like what we would expect in January, not the end of October. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s official high temperature today topped out at 16 degrees. That shatters the record for the coldest maximum temperature ever recorded […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 4:49am MDT

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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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 19th, 2020 5:05am MDT

Before hitting the road, Coloradans need to ensure that they and their vehicles are prepared should inclement weather strike. ThorntonWeather.com presents the first in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) as part of Winter Weather Preparedness Week has declared by Colorado’s Governor.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message from the […]

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Thornton’s October 2020 preview: Cooler, calm conditions typical for the first full month of fall

Monday, October 5th, 2020 5:09am MDT

With the first full month of fall here, October usually brings one of the quietest weather months in the Denver area with plenty of mild, sunny days and clear, cool nights. October is historically the second sunniest month and conditions are generally calm. However we also will usually see our first taste of winter during […]

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September 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 4:23pm MDT

The month of September is typically one of the more pleasant months in Colorado.  Temperatures are usually comfortable and there is not normally a lot of weather drama.  That however does not mean there aren’t plenty of photo opportunities. Wildlife is still quite active along the Front Range and flowers will hold on to their […]

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Fall colors 2020: When and where to go for leaf peeping

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 7:34am MDT

This time of year many folks start thinking about heading to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. Where to go?  Below are five of ThorntonWeather.com’s favorite ones near Denver – plus a few further out and some bonus ideas.  After that, we will tell you where you can […]

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Denver ties one cold weather temperature record for September 9, breaks another

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 11:59pm MDT

As our first taste of wintry weather for the season comes to an end, we close it out with two more weather records in the books. This morning, as measured at Denver International Airport, the temperature dropped to 31 degrees. This ties the Mile High City’s record low for September 9 set in 1962. The […]

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Denver ties two cold weather records for September 8, sees second earliest snow on record

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 11:59pm MDT

From record heat to record cold. You must live in Colorado. 😉  Today, Denver tied two cold weather records and saw its second earliest snow on record. As measured at Denver International Airport, the low temperature in the Mile High City dropped to 31 degrees at 7:33pm. This ties the record low temperature for September […]

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