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October 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 3:45am 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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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 4:00am 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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Denver sets record low temperature for October 15

Monday, October 15th, 2018 5:14am MDT

We are set to enjoy a warm up this week but before we do that, Denver set its second record cold temperature reading in the past 24 hours. Yesterday the Mile High City saw a record low maximum temperature. This morning, the mercury plunged to a new record low for the date. According to the […]

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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 15th, 2018 4:45am 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 Governor John Hickenlooper.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message […]

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Denver sets new record low maximum temperature for October 14

Monday, October 15th, 2018 12:01am MDT

The potent storm system that impacted us Saturday night through Sunday brought some snow but the most notable feature was the cold.  In fact, it was record setting. The National Weather Service reports that the high temperature for Sunday, October 14 was only 27 degrees.  This absolutely destroys the old record low maximum for the […]

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Our first freeze and snow could come at any time

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 5:56pm MDT

While we enjoyed a nice day today with temperatures a good bit above normal, it might be time to start thinking about snow and cold. While we don’t have any freezing temps or any of the white stuff in the immediate forecast, history shows us it could happen any time now. You may start thinking […]

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Thornton’s October weather preview: Fall arrives, usually with the first freeze and snow

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 5:00pm 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 2018 weather recap: Warmer than normal but near average precipitation

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 4:50pm MDT

High pressure was a recurring theme for the month of September in 2018.  This was the driving force behind many days with above normal temperatures and a mere three days with precipitation. The ridge seemed to show little movement in the month keeping moisture at bay and any cooler air to the north. The middle […]

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September 30 to October 6: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, October 1st, 2018 2:28am MDT

Our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows what has historically been a relatively quiet week. However that isn’t to say there aren’t events of note including days with severe thunderstorms, including one date that brought multiple tornadoes. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to check out video of one […]

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September 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 6:15pm 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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