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Thornton’s workweek starts with warm temps, a healthy dose of wind

Monday, October 17th, 2016 5:17am MDT

Today we start to see a little bit of a break from this past weekend’s heat courtesy of a cold front arriving later today. However, we also will be contending with the jet stream dipping south over us and bringing some strong winds that will lead to increased fire danger.

We start out the day with clear skies then will see a bit of an increase in cloud cover this morning. Overall mostly sunny conditions should be the rule today. Temperatures are going to climb quickly this morning topping out in the mid-70s by about 1:00pm then begin a slow, steady descent from there.

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As for the wind, we start out calm but by mid-morning speeds will be ticking up, reaching their peak by mid-afternoon. Gusts to 40mph will be possible at their highest.

The mild temperatures, dry fuels, low humidity and wind will all conspire to cause very real fire danger concerns. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 11:00am to 9:00pm so please be careful. It wouldn’t take much for a fire to get out of control quickly in these conditions. Get more details on the warning here.

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2 Responses to “Thornton’s workweek starts with warm temps, a healthy dose of wind”

  1. Dave Says:

    54 at 10 am not 66

  2. Thornton Weather Says:

    And it’s 76 degrees at 1:00. Things were a bit slower than expected to warm up due to a lack of downslope. Now that the downslope has arrived, we’ll likely over perform on the high temp.

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