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Monday to offer seasonal and calm conditions, then the heat returns

Monday, June 25th, 2018 4:57am MDT

We have a fine looking start to the workweek today with pleasant conditions and temps right near normal. After today though, the heat is going to arrive and warm things up significantly for much of the rest of the week.

Today starts out under sunny skies and we can expect lots of blue above throughout. The mid-afternoon will bring a few clouds but nothing intrusive. Winds will be relatively light, changing directions throughout the day. Temperatures will slowly climb toward a high right near the average high for today’s date of 86 degrees.

Tonight, skies will be mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

An upper level ridge is going to settle in and that is going to help push the mercury higher. Temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, perhaps even a 100 degree reading will be seen Tuesday through Thursday. Get a complete look in the extended weather forecast here.

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

Monday, June 25th, 2018 4:00am MDT
This week in Denver weather history

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

This year the weather in June has been most notable for its heat. That however is far less common than severe weather conditions with lightning, tornadoes and hail. All of these we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history.

From the National Weather Service:

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In 2012…the maximum temperature exceeded 100 degrees for five consecutive days. Two of the high temperatures on the 25th and 26th peaked at 105 degrees…which set the all time record for the month of June and tied the all time maximum temperature for Denver.

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In 1873…there was a great deal of smoke from a fire in the mountains to the southwest of the city during the late afternoon.

In 1875…smoke from forest fires in the mountains to the southwest could plainly be seen from the city.

In 1958…a strong cold front produced a north wind gust to 55 mph at Stapleton Airport where blowing dust briefly reduced the visibility to 1 mile.

In 1982…one inch diameter hail pelted west Denver. A half inch of rain drenched the suburb of Englewood in 10 minutes. Hail piled up to 5 inches deep…snarling rush hour traffic and damaging some stores in a shopping center when the roof started leaking.

In 1988…lightning destroyed the chimney of a house near Evergreen. Another bolt demolished a radio transmitter in the area.

In 1989…golf ball size hail cut a swath 2 1/2 miles wide through open country 14 miles southwest of Bennett. The storm also dropped 1.75 inches of rain on the area. Hail to 3/4 inch in diameter damaged the car of a storm chaser just south of Bennett.

In 1996…a funnel cloud was sighted near Hudson where hail up to 1 3/4 inch diameter fell. Lightning struck a home in Littleton…which sparked a small fire on the roof. Thunderstorm wind gusts to 64 mph were recorded in Castle Rock.

In 2005…severe thunderstorms produced large hail across metro Denver. Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter fell near Castle Rock and Thornton. Hail to 3/4 inch was measured near Northglenn and Fort Lupton.

In 2006…severe thunderstorms raked metro Denver. Hail as large as 2 1/2 inches in diameter shattered automobile windshields in and near Boulder. Hail to 1 3/4 inches pounded areas in and near Lakewood and Morrison. Hail to 1 inch was measured in Wheat Ridge along with 7/8 inch hail in Arvada. Severe thunderstorm wind gusts estimated to 69 mph snapped power lines for a distance of one quarter mile near Castle Rock. Severe thunderstorm winds were measured to 60 mph in Sedalia. Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter fell near Evergreen and Castle Rock. Hail to 3/4 inch in diameter was reported in Louviers and near Conifer.

In 2014…damaging hail…from 1 to 2 inches in diameter…caused extensive damage to homes and automobiles over parts of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties including areas in and near: Aurora-Cherry Creek…Buckley Air Force Base…Denver International Airport and Parker. Officially…0.06 inches of rain fell at Denver International Airport…with a peak wind gust of 33 mph from the southeast.

In 2015…two colliding outflow boundaries merged over east Denver and northwest Aurora at the height of rush hour. The collision quickly spawned a severe thunderstorm that produced an EF1 tornado…damaging hail…torrential rain and flash flooding. The tornado touched down in east Denver and west Aurora. The tornado first touched down near Quebec and 6th Avenue. It then moved east northeast across the Lowry Campus into the west part of Aurora. The tornado then lifted near Mount Nebo Memorial Park. Some homes had minor roof damage with one former apartment building on the Lowry Campus had more significant roof damage. The tornado and intense thunderstorm winds uprooted trees…damaging vehicles and blocking roads. The storm produced torrential rain…2 to 2.5 inches…much of which fell in less than 30 minutes and resulted in flooded intersections and power outages. Flash flooding forced the evacuation of a theater at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center…where drifts of hail formed in the parking lot…and flooding set off alarms at the University of Denver`s Ritchie Center. Numerous water rescues were reported as vehicles stalled flooded intersections. Many stoplights were knocked out. The water was reportedly 3 feet deep on the South Broadway ramp to Interstate 25. The bike path along Cherry Creek was inundated with several feet of water at the height of the storm. Ironically…it was “Bike to Work Day”…which made for a long commute home for many. The South Platte River crested above flood stage for one hour. Employees still at work were urged to stay inside but others waded across flooded intersections downtown. About 30 flights had to be diverted from Denver International Airport. At Denver International Airport… only 0.05 inches of rain fell. A peak wind gust to 47 mph was observed from the southeast.

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In 1873…forest fires produced a great deal of smoke in the mountains to the southwest of the city.

In 1958…an unusually cold day for summer set two temperature records for the date. Under cloudy skies with occasional drizzle…a record low maximum temperature of 55 degrees was established along with a record minimum temperature of 42 degrees.

In 1959…a waitress…working at a kitchen sink…was injured by a bolt of lightning…which struck the rear of a tavern in Denver. She was hospitalized.

In 1971…a tornado touched down briefly at a high school football field in Brighton…but caused no damage.

In 1981…3/4 inch hail pelted wheat ridge and hail to 1 1/4 inches fell in Louisville. A brief funnel cloud was sighted by national weather service personnel 4 miles east of Stapleton International Airport.

In 1982…a bolt of lightning struck a cabin in the foothills west of Denver. The resulting fire totally destroyed the cabin.

In 1987…golf ball size hail fell near Bennett.

In 1988…a tornado touched down 1 mile south of Watkins and was on the ground for 4 minutes. Another tornado was spotted just southeast of Barr Lake and was on the ground for 5 minutes. No damage was reported from either tornado. Lightning struck two rock climbers near Eldorado Springs. A 25-year-old man was killed…and a 21-year-old man suffered extensive injuries. Thunderstorm winds knocked over two elm trees near downtown Denver. One fell on a house destroying most of it. A nearby building was unroofed…and two cars were damaged. A truck that had been severely damaged by one of the Denver tornadoes 10 days before was hit again. Thunderstorm wind gusts to 51 mph were recorded at Stapleton International Airport.

In 1991…the temperature reached a high of 100 degrees… Setting a new record for the date.

In 1997…one inch diameter hail fell in Arvada and 1 1/2 inch hail in Boulder. Hail as large as 3/4 inches fell in Denver…Louisville…Westminster…and near Broomfield.

In 1999…thunderstorm winds gusted to 58 mph near Fort Lupton toppling an oil rig. A 37-year-old man was killed when he fell 55 feet from the derrick of the rig.

In 2001…four golfers and one construction worker received minor injuries from a nearby lightning strike on the Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield.

In 2002…hail to 1 inch in diameter was measured in greenwood village.

In 2005…hail to 3/4 inch in diameter fell near Bennett and Roggen. A thunderstorm wind gust to 61 mph was recorded near Golden.

In 2009…lightning struck the Darlington prismatic electric fountain in City Park’s lake. The damage was estimated to be approximately $25000.

In 2010…wind gusts associated with a dry microburst downed several trees in the vicinity of 14th and federal…and near Bayaud St. and Clarkson St. in Denver. At Denver International Airport…a peak wind gust to 45 mph was observed from the southwest.

In 2015…severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon and continued in the late evening hours. The storms moved over parts of Adams…Arapahoe…Douglas and Weld Counties. The largest hail occurred near Aurora and Keenseburg…with hail up to tennis ball size or 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Elsewhere…the hail size ranged from nickel to half dollar size. At Denver International Airport…just a trace of rainfall was observed. A peak wind gust of 31 mph was also observed from the east.

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In 1969…high winds raked Boulder causing one fatality and some injuries. One man was injured by a falling tree limb. At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder… Sustained winds of 55 to 60 mph with wind gusts to 123 mph were recorded.

In downtown Boulder…winds averaged 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 70 mph. Widespread minor damage occurred… Especially in the Table Mesa area of south Boulder. Much tree damage occurred in the older areas of Boulder where several trees were uprooted. A mobile home was overturned by the winds. At Stapleton Airport…west winds gusted to 43 mph on the 25th and 37 mph on the 26th.

In 1975…strong winds damaged utility lines…buildings… Vehicles…trees…and power lines in Boulder and other communities to the north of Boulder. Microburst winds gusted to 45 mph at Stapleton International Airport on the 25th.

In 1983…heavy rain fell in the foothills west of Denver with 1.50 inches in 30 minutes at Intercanyon. Heavy rain continued over metro Denver on the 26th with two-day storm totals at many locations ranging from 1.00 to 2.50 inches. Rainfall totaled 1.37 inches at Stapleton International Airport on the 26th.

In 1985…one to two inches of rain fell over metro Denver. At Stapleton International Airport…rainfall totaled 0.93 inches…thunderstorm winds gusted to 44 mph…and 7/10 inch hail was measured. The air mass was unusually cold for the season…and snow fell in the foothills above 8 thousand feet. The high temperature of only 63 degrees on the 26th equaled the record low maximum reading for the date.

In 2012…Denver broke the all-time record temperature for the month of June on the 25th when it reached 105 degrees. This also tied the all-time record maximum temperature in Denver. The maximum temperature of 105 degrees was then matched once more on the 26th. Sandwiched in between these records…the minimum temperature of 71 on the morning of the 26th…established a new record high minimum for the date.

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Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week highlights real dangers for residents

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 6:20am MDT
Lightning Warning Sign - When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

Protecting yourself and your family from the dangers of lightning can be summed up in one phrase: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

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 results of lightning strikes in our weekly look at Denver weather history.  They spark wildfires, cause property damage and injuries and in some cases result in death.  From 2001 to 2010 26 people were killed by lightning in Colorado – second only to Florida.

Each day during the National Weather Service’s Lightning Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week a new message is publicized covering a range of topics.  From lightning safety to the science of lightning, residents can learn more about this very real danger.

The following is the introductory message from the National Weather Service for this year with links to more information.  Education is key to protecting you and your family and we encourage you to study these pages and remember – When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

From the National Weather Service:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOULDER CO
600 AM MDT Sun Jun 24 2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared the week of June 24 through June 30 as Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Lightning strikes the ground in our state over a half million times each year and with many of us participating in outdoor activities, we need to learn how to protect ourselves from lightning hazards.

Lightning is also responsible for about half of the wildfires in Colorado each year. When lightning or other conditions are conducive to a high wildfire threat, the National Weather Service will issue Fire Weather Watches or Red Flag Warnings.

During this week a series of statements will cover a variety of topics related to lightning and wildfires.

Monday…Lightning Overview for Colorado
Tuesday…The Science of Lightning
Wednesday…Outdoor lightning safety
Thursday…Indoor lightning safety
Friday…Lightning medical issues for survivors
Saturday…Lightning and wildfires

Here are a couple web sites that contain additional lightning information.

NOAA`s lightning website which contains abundant information on lightning safety can be found at:  www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

Lightning information specific for the State of Colorado can be found at: www.weather.gov/pub/lightning

Steve Hodanish
Senior Forecaster
NWS Pueblo, CO

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Thornton’s weekend starts with seasonal conditions, will end cooler and possibly wetter

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 5:03am MDT

A pretty good three day period ahead for us. Friday and Saturday will offer temps near normal and some chances for storms while a cold front arrives cooling things down Sunday.

For today, look for some cloud cover throughout the day but overall mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will top out in the mid-80s. The afternoon brings a slight chance for thunderstorms. Further east, the plains will have a much greater chance for storms, some of which will turn severe. Tonight, skies will clear with low temperatures dipping to the mid-50s.

Saturday will offer up sunny skies for most of the day then a few clouds in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures again will be in the mid-80s. The evening again brings slight chances for a thunderstorm. Saturday night, lows again drop to the mid-50s.

A cold front moves in Saturday night and that will offer a chance in the pattern Sunday. We’ll see increased cloud cover with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Some sprinkles of rain may be seen in the morning then an increase in coverage, perhaps with some thunder, in the afternoon into Sunday evening.

Have a great weekend!

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Astronomical summer begins, starts with the longest day of the year

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 5:04am MDT
On the June solstice, the Earth’s northern hemisphere is tilted at its maximum toward the sun. The result is the longest day of the year for the northern part of the planet. (NASA)

On the June solstice, the Earth’s northern hemisphere is tilted at its maximum toward the sun. The result is the longest day of the year for the northern part of the planet. (NASA)

Astronomical summer arrived in Thornton this morning and with the solstice we will enjoy our longest day of the year.

Summer officially began at 4:07am MDT this morning.  The Summer Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at it closest to the sun – 23.4 degrees.  This results in the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Here in Denver the sun rises at 5:32am today and sets at 8:31pm.  This will give us 14 hours, 59 minutes and 14 seconds of daytime.

Tomorrow it will be a bit less than one second shorter than today and each day from now through the Winter Solstice in December will get gradually shorter as well.

At the poles of the globe, the seasonal extremes will be quite notable.  Areas north of the Arctic Circle to the North Pole will see 24 hours of daylight and have a midnight sun.  On the opposite end of the globe, the South Pole will have no direct sunlight at all as they are in the depths of their winter.

Did you know that there is a difference between the astronomical seasons that we are discussing here and meteorological seasons?

Meteorological seasons differ slightly and are geared toward matching the calendar with the annual temperature cycle. This is done primarily for meteorological observing and forecasting and in many ways it is more logical than the astronomical seasons.

For the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological spring covers the months of March, April and May. Summer brings the hottest months of the year and so meteorological summer is June, July and August. Meteorological fall then is September, October and November followed by the coldest months of December, January and February as meteorological winter.

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First day of summer to bring seasonal temperatures, calm conditions

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 4:56am MDT

Summer arrived this morning at 4:07am and Mother Nature is welcoming it in fine fashion. Thornton will enjoy a quiet day with temps right near average for the date.

We start out with clear skies above and those will be with us through the morning. Some clouds will arrive this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be topping out right near the average high for the date of 84 degrees.

Tonight, skies will be partly clear with lows in the mid-50s.

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Comfortable temperatures, only a slight chance for storms for Thornton’s Wednesday

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 4:59am MDT

We have a very nice looking day ahead for us, one that skips the drama of the past couple of days.

Mostly sunny skies start things off and will be with us into the early afternoon. After that, there will be a bit of an increase in cloud coverage.

Winds will be light most of the day then a bit breezy in the mid to late afternoon as thunderstorms start to pop up around us. High temperatures today will be in the mid-70s, a range that will be just about perfect.

Thunderstorm activity today will be primarily confined to the high country and foothills but there is just a slight chance something could sneak out onto lower elevations.

Today, skies will be partly clear with lows around 53 degrees.

Have a great day!

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

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 2:11pm MDT
This week in Denver weather history

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

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 Denver International Airport causing $10 million in property damage and damaged dozens of airplanes.

From the National Weather Service:

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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 degree days in the month of June. The highlight of record setting month was a stretch of five consecutive 100 degree days from the 22nd to the 26th. This was only the third time in Denver weather history in which this happened. Two of the high temperatures during the stretch peaked at 105 degrees…which set the all time record for the month of June and tied the all time maximum temperature for Denver.

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In 1965…on the afternoon and evening of the 16th…violent thunderstorms produced extremely heavy cloudbursts of rain over the palmer divide and sent a wall of water as high as 20 feet down both branches of plum creek into the South Platte River and through metro Denver. The heavy rainfall produced the most devastating flood in the history of Denver. Rainfall totaled 14.0 inches in 3 hours at both Larkspur and Palmer Lake with 12.0 inches recorded in Castle Rock. The flood waters caused extensive damage to roads and bridges in Larkspur…Castle Rock…and Sedalia…including washing out the I-25 bridge over east Plum Creek in Castle Rock. The citizens of metro Denver received reports of the flooding to the south and had a few hours to initiate evacuation procedures along the South Platte River…greatly limiting the loss of life. By evening…the flood reached Littleton where an heroic effort was made to save nearly 150 horses at the Centennial racetrack…which was completely inundated by the flood waters. As the flood proceeded through the city of Denver…the river became more than 1/2 mile wide and destroyed all homes…trailer courts… And businesses in its path. The waters contained debris ranging from refrigerators to old cars. As many as 26 bridges were damaged or destroyed…including the 6th avenue freeway bridge across the South Platte. Both Public Service Company power plants were shut down by the flood. The King Soopers grocery chain bakery was inundated. About midnight… The torrent crested at 25 feet above normal with flow exceeding 40 times normal and is the record flood on the South Platte and many of its tributaries. The flood caused 230 million dollars in damage and 8 deaths along the entire South Platte River basin. The intense rain also caused flooding along Cherry Creek in Denver…on Toll Gate and Sand creeks in east metro Denver…and on Kiowa and Bijou creeks to the east of Denver. The South Platte River flood closed nearly every major east-west highway into Denver…nearly isolating the city. The flood caused heavy damage to state and County roads in the area. Railroads were also hard hit with the main yards in lower downtown inundated. Sewerage… Water supply facilities…and irrigation works also received heavy flood damage. The flood crest did not reach Nebraska until the 20th.

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In 1915…northwest winds were sustained to 41 mph with an extreme velocity to 42 mph.

In 1967…this was the 24th consecutive day with a trace or more of precipitation from May 25th. Precipitation totaled 5.87 inches during the period…more than a third of the average yearly total.

In 1975…hail more than 2 inches in diameter fell in eastern Aurora.

In 1977…golf ball size hail was reported 3 miles east of Arapahoe County Airport…now Centennial Airport. Heavy hail to 3/4 inch in diameter was reported in Littleton… Castle Rock…and Sedalia.

In 1979…a man and a girl were struck and killed by lightning while walking in a park in northwest Denver.

In 1987…3/4 inch hail fell near Boulder.

In 1991…a microburst wind gust to 59 mph kicked up some blowing dust at Stapleton International Airport.

In 1998…hail as large as 3/4 inch in diameter fell in Boulder.

In 2003…lightning struck a feeder line…knocking out the electricity to about 3000 residents in Littleton. A lightning strike caused minor damage to the roof and attic of a home in Lafayette. Another lightning strike caused minor roof damage to a residence in Louisville. Yet another lightning strike hit a home in Denver and caused a small attic fire. Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter was measured near Centennial airport and near Greenland.

In 2009…hail up to 1 inch in diameter was measured near Longmont.

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In 1964…high winds at speeds of 50 to 60 mph with gusts as high as 75 mph caused damage to homes…power lines…and trees in Boulder. Non-convective west winds gusting to 46 mph caused some blowing dust at Stapleton International Airport on the 17th.

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In 1875…a windstorm produced sustained winds to 45 mph during the morning hours. Numerous forest fires along the base of the mountains were visible from the city.

In 1886…northwest winds sustained to 40 mph were the strongest of the month that year.

In 1987…severe thunderstorms produced lightning…large hail… A tornado…heavy rain…and strong winds across metro Denver. Rainfall totaled 2.50 inches in an hour in Wheat Ridge… Causing minor flooding. I-25 was flooded in north-central Denver…snarling traffic. Hail 7/8 inch in diameter fell in Louisville with 1 1/2 inch hail near Golden and 1 to 1 3/4 inch hail in and near Castle Rock. A tornado touched down briefly in Castle Rock. No damage was reported. Lightning started a small fire that burned half a cabin near Evergreen.

In 1994…a funnel cloud was sighted over Aurora; hail to 1 3/4 inch diameter fell near Brighton; and hail over an inch in diameter fell over Aurora…southeast Denver… Louisville…and Boulder. Lightning struck a home in Henderson 9 miles north of Denver and knocked a hole in the roof…which caused the ceiling to collapse. Hail to 1 1/4 inch diameter was measured at Stapleton International Airport.

In 2002…the Hayman wildfire in the foothills to the southwest of Denver intensified…and the winds aloft carried the smoke plume directly over metro Denver…again creating a dense haze of smoke which blocked the sun. Surface visibilities were again reduced to as low as 1 1/4 miles at Denver International Airport.

In 2004…severe thunderstorms produced hail to 3/4 inch in diameter near Morrison…in Littleton…near Conifer…near Castle Rock…and in Aurora near Cherry Creek.

In 2013…a landspout tornado touched down at DIA. The tornado sent 10 thousand travelers on the concourse…on planes and in the terminal scrambling to get into tornado shelters. The tornado formed just to the south of Runway 35R and then moved slowly northwest between Runway 35R and 35L…and moved to within one third of a mile of Concourses A and B before dissipating. The tornado moved extremely close if not over the ASOS (Automated Surface Observation System) and another low level wind shear sensor at DIA. The ASOS weather observing system reported a 97 mph wind gust…while the wind shear sensor reported a wind gust to 109 mph at the same time indicative of an EF1 tornado. There was only minor damage noted to the equipment. Nine flights were diverted elsewhere during a tornado warning. Severe thunderstorms also produced large hail up to quarter size in Adams and Weld Counties.

In 2014…a severe thunderstorm produced large hail up to quarter size near Buckley Air Force Base.  At Denver International Airport…a peak wind gust to 55 mph was observed from the southwest…along with 0.37 inches of water.

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Tuesday brings cooler temperatures, another chance for storms

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 5:07am MDT

Following on yesterday’s hailstorm, cooler temperatures will arrive today. The afternoon brings a chance for another rain of storms, some possibly severe if conditions set up right.

We start out under cloudy skies and some light drizzle. By mid-morning some clearing will begin to be seen but still with a good bit of cloud coverage.

This afternoon thunderstorms may again roll, particularly after 2:00pm. If we get enough daytime heating to kick convection off, these once again could turn severe with strong winds and damaging hail.

Highs today will top out in the low to mid-70s.

Tonight, thunderstorm activity should be tapering off by 9:00pm, ending by midnight. Skies will be mostly cloudy with lows in the low to mid-50s.

If you have any pics of hail damage, please share them and we will get them added to our slideshow. Be sure to keep an eye on our Severe Weather Briefing Page for all the latest.

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Thornton’s workweek starts out with seasonal temps, good chance for storms

Monday, June 18th, 2018 5:10am MDT

Finally! Thornton was slow to see the rain yesterday but some did finally arrive overnight. Today, begins damp, will then see some clearing, then see a decent chance for storms.

Mostly cloudy skies will be above initially but soon after the clouds will begin to clear off. Mostly sunny skies can be expected for the mid-day period then an increase in coverage again in the afternoon as storms build. Temperatures will be topping out today right around the 80 degree mark.

As for those thunderstorms, after about 1:00pm scattered activity is expected to develop and last through the evening. Some of these storms will have the potential to turn severe with large hail, strong winds, and heavy rain so please do keep an eye out and be aware.

Tonight, some rain will be possible after midnight. Overnight lows will dip to the mid-50s.

We’re going to continue to enjoy temperatures close to or a bit below normal for the first half of the week. Then we expect to see some drying and warming for the latter part. Get more details in the extended weather forecast here.

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