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June 28 to July 4: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 4:13am MDT

As always, an interesting week in Denver and Thornton weather history.  Various severe weather items are noteworthy, none more so than on July 2, 2006 when a teenager wearing an iPod was struck with lightning.  The music player actually contributed to the teen’s injuries by providing a direct route for the electricity into the victim’s […]

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June 21 to June 27: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 5:10am MDT

A typical week during the spring and summer for Denver – tornadoes, hail, damaging winds and more. 1-30 In 2012…it was the hottest June in Denver since weather records began back in 1872. The average temperature for the month was 75.0 degrees which was 7.6 degrees above normal. There were a total of seventeen 90 […]

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June 14 to June 20: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 4:55am MDT

With severe weather season in full swing/, we see a very eventful week in Denver weather history. Wildfires, amazing hail storms, tornadoes, floods and more all make an appearance on the historical calendar. 1-30 In 2012…it was the hottest June in Denver since weather records began back in 1872. The average temperature for the month […]

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June 7 to June 13: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 6:06am MDT

An extremely eventful week in weather history showing just how varied conditions can be.  We of course see typical spring weather like tornadoes and hail but also a touch of snow and this week also marks the anniversary of the start of the Hayman Fire. 1-30 In 2012…it was the hottest June in Denver since […]

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May 31 to June 6: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 6:47am MDT

An extremely eventful week in Denver weather history.  Most notably for longtime Thornton and Northglenn residents is the 28 year anniversary of the infamous Thornton Tornado which struck on June 3, 1981. From the National Weather Service: 26-31 In 1995…a cool period with light morning showers and moderate to heavy afternoon showers and thunderstorms pushed […]

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May 24 to May 30: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 6:48pm MDT

Severe weather in spades is evident on our look back at Denver weather history this week. Notable is an F1 tornado in 1990 that moved through the Northglenn and Thornton area that damaged buildings, cars and trees. From the National Weather Service: 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers. Extremely dry conditions and very […]

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

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 4:44am MDT

As we move further into the severe weather season, we begin to see that transition in our look back at Denver weather history.  There are many more mentions of lightning, wildfires, tornadoes, hail and other season weather conditions. 14-18 In 1996…a period of unusually warm weather resulted in 4 record maximum temperatures in 5 days.  […]

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

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 4:40am MDT

As we move further into spring we begin to less winter-like weather and more spring weather.  In looking at Denver weather history we can see that transition with more mentions of severe rains, flooding, tornadoes and other spring and summer-like severe weather. From the National Weather Service: 8-10 In 1979…4.3 inches of snow fell at […]

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May 3 to May 9: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 6:08am MDT

A very eventful week in Denver weather history. Four tornadoes are mentioned and many reminders that winter may not be over just quite yet. From the National Weather Service: 1-5 In 1898…snowfall totaled 15.5 inches in downtown Denver. Most of the snow…6.2 inches… Fell on the 3rd. Most of the snow melted as it fell. […]

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April 26 to May 2: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 5:15am MDT

This week in Denver weather history shows the extremely wide variety of conditions we can have this year. From major snow storms to hail dropping thunderstorms, we can see it all. From the National Weather Service: 24-26 In 1924…post-frontal rain changed to snow… Which became heavy and totaled 10.2 inches over downtown Denver. The greatest […]

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