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August 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, August 12th, 2018 4:46pm MDT

As the calendar turns to August, the summertime heat begins to fade and that makes it easier to get out and enjoy all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.  From a walk in a park to afternoon thunderstorms to an abundance of wildlife, photo opportunities abound as is seen in our slideshow. Our monsoon […]

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Thornton’s August 2018 preview: Temperatures moderate, severe weather decreases

Monday, August 6th, 2018 6:46pm MDT

As summer vacations wind down and families prepare to send their kids back to school in August, Colorado weather also starts to settle down. The chances for severe weather decrease markedly during August and by the end of the month daytime temperatures are dropping quite a bit as well. Find out more about what lies […]

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July 2018 weather recap: After a hot start, month cools down, gets wet

Monday, August 6th, 2018 7:40am MDT

The month of July was somewhat a tale of two months in one.  The first half was most notable for their unseasonably warm temperatures and relatively dry conditions.  The second half saw a few days of heat but for the most part was considerably cooler and wetter. Thornton saw an average temperature for the month […]

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July 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 4:23pm MDT

Colorado offers outdoor opportunities unlike any other state and while the summer heat settles in, photos of the amazing scenes across our state provide a view into why we love it here so much. The weather this time of year has a pretty standard pattern of quickly warming temperatures followed by afternoon thunderstorms that can cool […]

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Monday’s rain brings big bump in monthly and annual precipitation numbers

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 5:22am MDT

With 1.80 inches having fallen in the bucket yesterday afternoon and evening, Thornton saw a big boost in our rainfall totals for July and the entire year. In fact, the 1.80 inches from that one storm was more precipitation than we had seen in any single month yet this year. It did push the month’s […]

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June 2018 weather recap: Another warm, dry month

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 7:20am MDT

The running theme so far for 2018 seems to be warmer than normal temperatures and drier that average conditions.  That trend continued in June for Thornton. Like May, June was somewhat a tale of two halves.  The first half of the month was marked by very dry conditions with no precipitation until the 16th of […]

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Thornton’s July weather preview: Temperatures typically climb, PM storms the norm

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 4:45pm MDT

Change is of course the one constant in Denver’s weather but come July, things actually get pretty consistent. The standard formula for a day in July is a sunny morning, clouds developing in the late morning and early afternoon. Come mid-afternoon, thunderstorms are rolling off of the foothills and into the metro area and the […]

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June 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 7:18am MDT

The month of June typically sees springtime severe weather reach its height of activity in northeastern Colorado. This affords the opportunity to capture extraordinary images of amazing weather phenomena from monstrous supercell thunderstorms to heavy rain, hail and even tornadoes. Slideshow updated June 30, 2018 Showcasing images captured by ThorntonWeather.com readers as well as some […]

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Lightning and wildfire safety overview

Monday, June 25th, 2018 5:10am MDT

Colorado has the rather unenviable distinction of ranking fourth 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 24th, 2018 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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