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

Sunday, September 20th, 2020 4:56am MDT

Looking back at this week in Denver history we start to see more of the signs that summer is coming to an end and fall and winter are right around the corner.  Summer-like severe weather can still occur but we also start to see more cold temperatures and occasions with snow become more prevalent. From […]

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September 13 to September 19: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, September 13th, 2020 4:47am MDT

Weather conditions in Colorado can of course vary greatly and we always see that in our weekly look back in the history books.  For this week, we see a dizzying array of weather events from record setting temperatures in the 90’s and summer-like thunderstorms with tornadoes to an early arrival of winter that brought a […]

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

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 11:27am MDT

Colorado weather is certainly varied and this week’s look back at weather history proves that.  We have seen everything from deadly lightning, hail and severe winds to even snow during the second week of September.  Most notably however were the devastating – and deadly – floods of 2013. 1-7 In 1978…the temperature reached 90 degrees […]

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August 30 to September 5: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 5:09am MDT

As always, when looking at weather history we are reminded of the varied and sometimes dangerous weather conditions we have here in Colorado.  Our look this week we see high temperatures soaring to 97 degrees but also we see the earliest snowfall on record. From the National Weather Service: 19-30 In 1875…grasshoppers appeared in great […]

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August 23 to August 29: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 5:04am MDT

Quite the interesting week in Denver weather history.  Swarms of grasshoppers are the most unusual item we see but there is plenty of standard severe weather including tornadoes, landspouts, hail, lightning and much more. From the National Weather Service: 19-30 In 1875…grasshoppers appeared in great numbers at 10:00 am on the 19th.  Thousands landed on […]

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August 16 to August 22: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 4:58am MDT

August is usually considered one of the calmer weather months in Denver but as our look back in weather history for this week shows, that isn’t always the case.  Thunderstorms and all their associated dangers – lightning, flooding, tornadoes and more – all present a very real danger even this time of year. From the […]

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August 9 to August 15: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 2:33pm MDT

Denver and Colorado as a whole are known for their unusual weather.  This week in particular is notable for one extraordinary event in weather history – clouds of grasshoppers! 8-10 In 1979…heavy thunderstorm rains on each of three consecutive days dumped a total of 2.22 inches of rain at Stapleton International Airport.  The heaviest rain… […]

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August 2 to August 8: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 4:52am MDT

On first glance our look at this week in Denver weather history appears to be less eventful than many we have looked at previously. However, the severity of the events that appear on the historical weather calendar this week are enough to make you stand up and pay attention. While August is typically a pretty […]

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July 26 to August 1: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, July 26th, 2020 4:52am MDT

Weather can be deadly – we are all well (hopefully) aware of that.  Looking at this week in Denver weather history we are reminded of that and the tragedy that weather can bring to our state.  We see numerous cases of lightning causing death and injury but no one incident highlights the dangers of weather […]

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July 19 to July 25: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, July 20th, 2020 2:17am MDT

This week in weather history we really begin to see the arrival of monsoon season and the heavy rains and flooding it can bring to the Thornton and Denver area.  Be sure to check out the events on the 23rd and what the heavy rain brought to the Thornton area in 2004. 1-31 In 2012…it […]

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