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June 17 to June 23: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 2:11pm MDT

Heavy rain, flooding, lightning, tornadoes and hail are not at all uncommon this time of year and we see plenty of those types of events in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Probably one of the most notable events occurred 10 years ago when a thunderstorms with large hail ripped through […]

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June 10 to June 16: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 1:57pm MDT

We are entering the primetime of Colorado’s severe weather season. Our look back at Denver weather history for this week shows numerous damaging, dangerous and deadly weather events. From the National Weather Service: 9-10 In 1864…high water from melting snow combined with heavy rains over the upper reaches of the South Platte River forced the […]

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May 27 to June 2: This Week in Denver Weather History

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 2:56pm MDT

A very eventful week in Denver weather history with everything from thunderstorms and tornadoes to yes, even snow. From the National Weather Service: 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers. Extremely dry conditions and very strong winds the following day allowed the fire…known as the Schoonover…to consume 3850 acres before it could be contained. […]

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May 20 to May 26: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, May 21st, 2018 4:39am MDT

If history is a teacher, our look back at this week in Denver weather history should provide great instruction on the dangers severe weather presents in our history. It was eight years ago this week that the infamous Windsor tornado tore through the area killing one man and damaging hundreds of homes. From the National Weather […]

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May 6 to May 12: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 5:06pm MDT

Think we are done with snow for the season? That may be the case this year but it isn’t always so. Looking back at this week in Denver history we do see snowfall has occurred along with more typical spring weather including heavy rains that led to flooding. From the National Weather Service: 4-8 In […]

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April 29 to May 5: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 5:00am 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: 28-29 In 1950…snowfall totaled 6.3 inches at Stapleton Airport…but only […]

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April 22 to April 28: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 5:41am MDT

Certainly April can bring pleasant weather but it also can bring thunderstorms and even heavy, damaging snow as we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 19-22 In 1933…a major storm dumped 16.8 inches of snowfall over downtown Denver when rain changed to snow during […]

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April 15 to April 21: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 4:13pm MDT

As we enter the latter half of April the weather history calendar starts to reflect shift in the type of weather events we see. There are still plenty of significant snowfall events. However spring severe weather starts to appear with greater frequency including heavy rain, hail and even tornadoes. From the National Weather Service: 12-15 […]

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April 8 to April 14: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 5:33am MDT

April can be a very eventful weather month and we see that in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Particularly notable are many major snow events including two in recent history – one in 2001 and another in 2005. From the National Weather Service: 6-8 In 1973…a major spring snow storm […]

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April 1 to April 7: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 7:16am MDT

As we pointed out in our April weather preview, the month can bring just about any type of weather condition and we see that in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From powerful, damaging winds to Arctic cold to heavy snowfall this has been an eventful week in the past. From the […]

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