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Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico quake

Monday, September 11th, 2017 10:03am MST

Sobbing Mexican families followed coffins through the streets and picked nervously at the ruins of their homes Sunday as help trickled in after a huge earthquake killed 90 people. “I don’t know if I am crying from sadness, from shock, or from fear of what might happen next, and how we will live,” said Refugio Portales,… » Click here to read the rest of Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico quake

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Irma weakens but 6.2 million without power in Florida

Monday, September 11th, 2017 9:59am MST

Monster storm Irma, which ripped a deadly path through the Caribbean, started to weaken Monday though it was still whipping parts of Florida with fearsome winds and rain, leaving 6.2 million people without power. The death toll jumped to at least 40 as Cuba said 10 people had been killed there over the weekend as the… » Click here to read the rest of Irma weakens but 6.2 million without power in Florida

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Thornton’s workweek starts with unseasonably warm temps, chance for storms

Monday, September 11th, 2017 4:53am MST

High pressure continues to dominate and will again aid in leading to above normal temperatures. We do see an increase in moisture and that is going to lead to a better chance for PM storms however.

The day starts out with partly sunny skies and we will see similar sky conditions throughout much of the day. Look for an increase in clouds in the mid to late afternoon as storms begin to approach. Temperatures today will top out in the mid to upper 80s, a good bit above the average of 81 degrees for the date.

By mid-afternoon some isolated storms will begin moving off the mountains and onto lower elevations. Our best chances for activity will come after 5:00pm and last into the evening. Gusty winds, perhaps some brief, moderate rain are the threats.

Tonight, any storms should settle down by midnight then we head toward a low in the upper 50s under partly clear skies.

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Weekend to offer unseasonably warm temps, slight chances for storms

Friday, September 8th, 2017 5:10am MST

Thornton will enjoy a relatively nice weekend, albeit with temperatures a good ways above normal. Friday and Sunday do offer up some chances for thunderstorms although they aren’t expected to amount to much.

For today look for sunny skies to start things off followed by some clouds starting to appear by mid to late morning and increasing in the afternoon. Temperatures will be warming up and heading toward a high in the upper 80s. From about 3:00pm into the evening there is just the slight chance for thunderstorms however gusty winds, perhaps a brief shower are all that is expected. Overnight tonight into Saturday morning skies will clear some and temperatures will dip to the upper 50s.

Saturday will be a dry day with mostly sunny skies above. Temperatures will once again be unseasonably with highs right near the 90 degree mark. The evening may bring see some isolated thunderstorm activity but again, not much is expected from them. Saturday night will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows near 60 degrees.

We close out the weekend on Sunday with little change in the weather. Mostly to partly sunny skies will be above and temperatures will climb to near 90 degrees. Once again there will be a slight chance for a late afternoon or evening thunderstorm.

Have a great weekend!

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Irma’s deadly passage batters Caribbean

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 5:06pm MST

Hurricane Irma on Thursday pounded the Caribbean on its likely collision course for the United States, shredding homes, prompting thousands to flee and killing at least six people. Up to a million people were ordered to leave coastal areas of Florida and neighbouring Georgia — the biggest mass evacuation in the US in a dozen years.… » Click here to read the rest of Irma’s deadly passage batters Caribbean

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Thornton’s Thursday brings above normal temps, more smoke

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 5:03am MST

As promised, today begins a period of above normal temperatures that will last into early next week. Today, along with the rising mercury will be some smoke and haze from wildfires.

We start out with mostly sunny skies and will enjoy more of the same for most of the day. There will be some increase in cloud cover in the afternoon and early evening. We do expect to see haze from smoke for most of the day. Temperatures will be heading toward a high of 87 degrees, a good bit above the average of 82 degrees for the date.

Tonight, look for partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

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A Look At Voyager’s 40 Year Journey

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 7:52am MST

NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has been floating around uncharted space for 40 years now. It was launched on Sept. 5, 1977, followed by the launch of Voyager 2 a fortnight later. Together, these brave little space wanderers have traversed several light years to become earth’s most distant scouts. Being the only two man-made objects to ever… » Click here to read the rest of A Look At Voyager’s 40 Year Journey

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Irma is now the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 7:47am MST

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend. Irma, which was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of the Caribbean and east of the Gulf of Mexico, passed… » Click here to read the rest of Irma is now the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever

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Wednesday warms back up offering seasonal temps, lots of sun

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 5:07am MST

A very nice day ahead for Thornton. While we will continue to see a good bit of haze above, the sun will be out there and temperatures right near normal.

We start out the day under sunny skies and those will stick with us until late afternoon when just a few clouds arrive. This morning we saw our coolest temperature reading in two and a half months but we will rebound from that steadily. Highs today will top out right near the average for the date of 83 degrees.

Look for skies to remain mostly clear tonight with lows in the low to mid-50s.

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Al Gore Outsold On Kindle By An E-Book Debunking ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 11:03am MST

Former Vice President Al Gore’s new book is lagging in sales, and, in fact, is being outsold on Amazon Kindle by an e-book debunking many of the claims made in “An Inconvenient Sequel.” Climatologist Roy Spencer authored an e-book “An Inconvenient Deception” to critique the “bad science, bad policy and some outright falsehoods” in Gore’s latest… » Click here to read the rest of Al Gore Outsold On Kindle By An E-Book Debunking ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

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