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October 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 3:58am 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 15th, 2019 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 14th, 2019 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 Governor John Hickenlooper.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for the second day in a row

Friday, October 11th, 2019 5:23am MDT

Last night temperatures dropped into record-setting territory. This morning that trend continued and set a record low temperature for October 11 as well. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s official low temperature this morning was 9 degrees. That absolutely shattered the previous record low temperature for the date of 22 degrees […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for October 10

Friday, October 11th, 2019 12:01am MDT

While our first snowfall of the season had ended, the cold was just beginning. Just before midnight on Thursday, the temperature at Denver International Airport fell to 13 degrees. This easily beat the record low temperature for October 10 of 17 degrees set in 2009. Thornton managed to stay warmer with our low of 20 […]

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September 2019 weather recap: Thornton sees another very warm, very dry month

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 10:03am MDT

For the second month in a row, Thornton saw temperatures well above normal and precipitation well below average. While the first half of 2019 started out cool and wet, the second appears to be headed the opposite direction. High pressure was the dominating feature for the month. This served to keep precipitation away and colder […]

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Thornton’s October 2019 preview: Fall arrives in earnest, usually brings first snow and freeze

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 6:30am 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 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, September 30th, 2019 9:28am 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 2019: Where and when to go for the best leaf peeping

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 12:31pm 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 sets record high temperature for September 5, third high temp record of the month

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 6:36pm MDT

Only five days into the month of September and the heat has records falling left and right. Today, at 2:05pm, the temperature at Denver International Airport where Denver’s official readings are taken, reached 98 degrees. This topped the previous record high for September 5 of 97 degrees set in 2013 and 1899. Here in Thornton […]

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