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Lightning and wildfire safety overview

Monday, June 19th, 2017 6:00am MDT

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking second in the United States for lightning-related fatalities.  During the spring and summer the nice weather finds many residents outside and while clear skies are the norm, storms oftentimes loom and present a very real hazard to residents. From the National Weather Service: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL […]

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Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week highlights real dangers for residents

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 6:20am MDT

Colorado is starting its annual Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week, an important opportunity to educate residents of the dangers lightning presents.  One statistic serves to highlight the very real hazard of lightning in Colorado – the Centennial State ranks as the second deadliest state for lightning fatalities in the nation. We oftentimes read about the […]

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May 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 6:20am MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen.  This provides a prime opportunity for photos of everything weather to flora to fauna. The month of May can bring extremes.  Snow is not entirely uncommon during the month but more common […]

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April 2017 weather recap: Warmer temperatures, little snow but precipitation near normal

Monday, May 1st, 2017 5:30pm MDT

The month of April had a bit of a mixed bag for Thornton.  While we saw temperatures above normal and snowfall below normal, precipitation actually ended up right near Denver’s long term average. We started out cool on the first day of the month, warmed up for two days, then were delivered our first snowfall […]

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April 30 to May 6: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, May 1st, 2017 4:53pm MDT

May can bring a variety of conditions from snow and cold to severe thunderstorms and flooding rains. Looking back at this week in Denver weather history we see where all of those events have made an appearance in our past. From the National Weather Service: 29-30 In 1964…several weeks of dry weather and windy conditions […]

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Thornton’s May weather preview: Snow to severe storms

Monday, May 1st, 2017 4:14pm MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen. Winter-like temperatures and snow are possible as are mid-summer like temperatures or the more typical spring severe weather. As the month starts out in 2017 we see pretty typical conditions with a […]

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April 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 4:08pm 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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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 21st, 2017 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 20th, 2017 5:19am 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 18th, 2017 5:09am 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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