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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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Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 17th, 2017 5:05am 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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March 2017 weather recap: An extraordinarily warm month for Thornton

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 6:03am MDT

March 2017 was anything but typical for the Colorado Front Range.  Temperatures were well above normal and perhaps most notably, no measurable snow was recorded – a rarity for March. Warm and windy weather dominated our weather for the first three weeks of the month.  While only one record temperature was recorded, the overall warmth […]

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National Weather Service 2017 storm spotter training dates

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 8:39am 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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Thornton’s April 2017 weather preview: Anything is possible

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 7:01am 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 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 11:06am 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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Denver sets record high temperature for March 23

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 5:12pm MDT

With wintry weather just hours away, Denver’s recent warm spell let out one last gasp with a record high temperature. At 3:03pm the high temperature at Denver International Airport, where the Mile High City’s official measurements are taken, reached 77 degrees.  This broke the record high for the date set in 2012 and previous years. […]

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