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Mild temperatures, lots of sun and some breezy winds for Tuesday’s weather

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 4:59am MDT

Another nice looking spring day ahead for Thornton. We once again will enjoy unseasonably warm temperatures and blue skies above but with a bit of wind thrown in.

Sunny skies start us off this morning and will be with us throughout the day. Winds will initially be light and out of the southwest but then this afternoon pick up speed and shift to come out of the northwest. High temperatures will top out in the low 70s.

Tonight, skies remain clear with overnight lows around 40 degrees.

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Thornton’s workweek starts off beautifully with sunny skies and mild temperatures

Monday, April 6th, 2020 5:05am MDT

A fine looking spring day ahead for us. Looks for lots of sun today and temperatures 10+ degrees above normal.

Sunny skies start us off and will be with us throughout the day. High temperatures today will reach the low 70s. Conditions will be calm other than some slightly breezy winds later in the afternoon.

Tonight, skies remain clear with overnight lows dipping to around 40 degrees.

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March 2020 weather recap: Temperatures and precipitation come in above normal

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:26am MDT

The month of March was a relatively quiet one for the most part. We didn’t see any particularly notable extremes and only one significant snowstorm.

The month started out on the cool side and we received our first snow of the month on the 2nd. We then put together a stretch lasting two weeks with largely calm and dry conditions.

The 19th offered up a return to wintry conditions as after some rain early in the day, a transition to snow began and we received a healthy 7.5 inches of the white stuff.

Mostly dry conditions were the feature of the last 10 days of the month with a few days seeing temps above normal but most coming in below.

Thornton’s overall average temperature for the month came in at 42.2 degrees. This was a good bit above Denver’s March average of 40.4 degrees. Out at Denver International Airport where the Mile High City’s official records are kept, the reading nearly matched ours at 42.5 degrees.

Our warmest day on the 11th delivered a high of 71.1 degrees while our coldest, the 21st, saw a morning low of 14.2 degrees. Denver’s maximum reading of 68 degrees came on four different days. Their coldest of 11 degrees came on the 21st.

In terms of precipitation, Denver averages 0.92 inches in March. Thornton bested that easily with 1.56 inches and Denver did as well with 1.26 inches.

Both Thornton and Denver fell short of March’s average monthly snowfall of 10.7 inches. Thornton came closest with 9.3 inches while at the airport 7.5 inches was measured.

Click here to view Thornton’s March 2020 climate report.

Thornton, Colorado's March 2020 temperature summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton, Colorado’s March 2020 temperature summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton, Colorado's March 2020 precipitation summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton, Colorado’s March 2020 precipitation summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

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Thornton’s weekend starts out cool, will end very mild

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 4:57am MDT

Following a brief return to wintry weather, we see things start to dry out and warm up. The three day period will feature dry conditions and mercury readings at the end coming in well above normal.

For Friday, some patchy fog may be seen and then we will have partly clear skies for the balance of the day. Highs will be in the mid-40s. Tonight, mostly cloudy skies will be above with overnight lows in the mid-20s.

Saturday starts a nice warmup with temperatures topping out right near the average high for the date of 59 degrees. Mostly sunny skies will be above. Saturday night into Sunday morning, mostly clear skies will be above with overnight lows in the mid-30s.

Sunday offers up the nicest day of the weekend. Mostly sunny skies will be above and highs will climb to near the 70 degree mark.

Have a great weekend and be safe!

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Wintry weather stages a return for Thornton’s Thursday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 5:05am MDT

Hopefully you enjoyed the warm weather of recent days because today brings a significant change. Temperatures will be quite chilly and following some rain, we will see snow make an appearance.

Cloudy skies will be above throughout the day. Winds will be a bit breezy, particularly in the late afternoon. High temperatures today will only reach a couple of degrees above freezing. Light rain and drizzle will be seen this morning then this afternoon we begin a transition to snow.

A second reinforcing cold front will push through dropping temperatures in the late afternoon. Snow will then increase. Most snow activity will come from about 4:00pm to 10:00pm. We may see total accumulations, mainly on grassy areas, of an inch or two.

Tonight, a few flurries may fall throughout the night. Overnight lows will be quite cold and drop into the teens.

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April arrives with mild temperatures but colder, wetter weather awaits

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 4:52am MDT

Thornton begins the month with a very nice day and temperatures well above normal. It is no April Fool’s joke though that snow is set to return in less than 36 hours.

Today starts out with clear skies then we see clouds build up a bit later this morning. We will still have mostly sunny skies overall and they shouldn’t do much to inhibit temperatures. Highs today will push toward the 70 mark.

A cold front will be pushing through tonight and that will lead to increased cloud cover and perhaps a few drops of rain after 9:00pm. Overnight lows tonight will be near freezing.

Looking further ahead, Thursday starts out dry but temperatures will be chilly. The PM will bring some rain and snow and some minor accumulations will be possible tomorrow night. Until then, enjoy the warmth!

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Thornton’s April 2020 weather preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 4:20am MDT

Thornton's April weather previewApril marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can see a stunning variety of weather.

The proverbial April showers are certainly a possibility for Denver. Snow? Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? You bet – all can happen!

For good measure throw in a chance for hail and even dust storms and April gives every type of weather condition you could like – or hate.

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March 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 6:18pm MDT
The first sunrise of March 2020 is a stunner. (Alycia Gilliland)

The first sunrise of March 2020 is a stunner. (Alycia Gilliland)

The month of March is the start of meteorological spring and while conditions do begin warming, winter weather is certainly out of the question.  From hot to cold, snow to rain, the conditions can be very conducive to great pictures as we see in our slideshow.

March in Denver typically means frequent and rapid weather changes. The days grow longer and we start enjoying more sunshine and sometimes summer-like weather. However, on occasion arctic air masses can still force their way south into Colorado dropping temperatures quickly and markedly.

With the active wildlife, increased outdoor activities by us humans, and of course the weather, March imagery contains a wide variety of subjects and extremes.

  • Slideshow updated March 31, 2020. To learn more about how to send your photo to us for inclusion in the slideshow, see below the slideshow.

Showcasing images captured by ThorntonWeather.com readers as well as some of our own, our monthly slideshow covers the entire gamut of weather-related imagery.

Sunsets, sunrises, wildlife and of course every type of weather condition are vividly depicted in images captured from yours and our cameras.

What is missing in the slideshow above?  Your photo!

Our monthly photo slideshow is going to feature images that we have taken but more importantly images that you have captured.  The photos can be of anything even remotely weather-related.

Landscapes, current conditions, wildlife, pets, kids.  Whimsical, newsy, artsy.  Taken at the zoo, some other area attraction, a local park, a national park or your backyard.  You name it, we want to see and share it!

Images can be taken in Thornton, Denver or anywhere across the extraordinary Centennial State.  We’ll even take some from out of state if we can tie it to Colorado somehow.

We’ll keep the criteria very open to interpretation with just about any image eligible to be shown in our slideshows.

What do you win for having your image in our slideshow?  We are just a ‘mom and pop’ outfit and make no money from our site so we really don’t have the means to provide prizes.  However you will have our undying gratitude and the satisfaction that your images are shared on the most popular website in Thornton.

To share you images with us and get them included in the slideshow just email them to us or share them with ThorntonWeather.com on any of the various social media outlets.  Links are provided below.

So come on, get those camera’s rolling!

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Mild temperatures, calm conditions and a good bit of sun for Thornton’s Tuesday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 4:56am MDT

A nice looking day ahead for us. Temperatures will be a good bit above normal and we will enjoy pleasant conditions.

We will have a few clouds above today but overall mostly sunny skies will be the rule. Winds will be relatively light and out of the southwest. High temperatures today will reach the mid to upper 60s.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will be above with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s.

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Thornton’s workweek starts off with seasonal temperatures, a chance for a rain shower

Monday, March 30th, 2020 4:54am MDT

A good bit of cloud cover and temperatures near normal on Monday. The afternoon brings us a bit of a chance for a rain shower.

Partly clear skies start us off and will be with us through the daytime hours. High temperatures today will top out right near the average high for the date of 58 degrees. A passing trough will stir things up and bring a chance for a light rain shower this afternoon. Best opportunity comes from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Tonight, skies will clear and overnight lows will dip to near freezing.

Keep an eye out for those showers with our interactive radar here.

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