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Sunny skies and chilly temperatures for Thornton’s Wednesday

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 5:02am MDT

We still have a little bit of ‘brrr’ in our weather today as snow cover inhibits temperatures a bit. Lots of sun will be above though and that snow will continue to melt.

Sunny skies start things off and will continue for much of the day. A few clouds arrive by mid-afternoon but nothing intrusive. Temperatures today will top out around the 40 degree mark. Overall conditions will be calm and dry.

Tonight, partly cloudy skies will be above with lows dropping to the low 20s.

Temperatures will continue to improve each day through the first half of the weekend.

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January 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 6:40pm MDT
Stunning lenticular clouds at sunset over the Colorado Front Range. (David Canfield)

Stunning lenticular clouds at sunset over the Colorado Front Range. (David Canfield)

As one of our coldest months, January can be a good month to hibernate inside and avoid the outdoors.  But, like any month in Colorado, photo opportunities abound as our monthly slideshow demonstrates.

Snow is not normally dominant in the month but when it does fall, it can create a beautiful blanket of white.  Throw in the amazing sunrises and sunsets we receive in the middle of winter as well as wildlife and a host of other subjects and the imagery can be quite beautiful and stunning.

  • Slideshow updated January 29, 2019
  • 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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Tuesday to offer a return of the sun but the cold remains

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 4:56am MDT

Yesterday’s unexpectedly strong snowstorm has moved out and in its wake we will have dry and calm conditions. The cold air though will remain with temps well below normal.

Mostly sunny skies start us off today and will be with us throughout the day. Overall conditions will be calm and dry. Highs today will only top out near the freezing mark, maybe a couple degrees above.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will be above and temps will again get quite cold with lows to around 12 degrees.

After today, we should start to see a real warmup that will last through at least Saturday. Get more details in Thornton’s extended weather forecast there.

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s January 28, 2019 snowstorm

Monday, January 28th, 2019 6:50pm MDT

Well, that was fun, eh?  Well, probably not for those stuck in traffic when the snowstorm hit this morning.

The storm over-performed big time, far exceeding forecasts. Upslope flow pushed the system against the mountains and kept it in place over the Front Range.

Our east webcam captures it all in a time lapse.

Snow begins at about 3:00am and continued through much of the morning. By the end of the day though, blue skies returned and the snow was melting. We recorded 4.2 inches here but know many spots, particularly to the west, got more.

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Snow for the first half of Monday, clearing skies for the second

Monday, January 28th, 2019 4:58am MDT

We are seeing light snow this morning from our latest storm system and will receive some light accumulations. By noon though, skies will be clearing and the system will be on its way out.

Cloudy skies will be with us till mid to late morning. After that, look for things to clear and by sunset we should be mostly clear. Temperatures will be cold today with highs only around the freezing mark.

We are getting a bit more snow than expected due to some banding occurring. We’ll see it continue through about 8:00am and then it will taper off. Total accumulations of an inch or so will be possible.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will be above will lows dropping to around 10 degrees.

For the rest of your week, we will see warmer temperatures and conditions are expected to remain dry through the weekend. See the extended weather forecast for details here.

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Thornton’s weekend to feature warming temps, calm and dry conditions

Friday, January 25th, 2019 5:05am MDT

Just in time for the weekend, we sit between storm systems and will enjoy pleasant weather conditions. The next storm system does arrive Monday though.

For Friday, mostly sunny skies will be above with a bit more coverage in the afternoon. Winds will be a little bit breezy during the mid-day period. Temperatures will remain chilly with highs in the upper 30s. Tonight, mostly cloudy skies will be above with lows to around 19 degrees.

Saturday we continue to warm up with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Mostly sunny skies will be above. Saturday night into Sunday morning, partly cloudy skies will be above with lows dipping to the mid-20s.

The weekend closes out on Sunday with the warmest day of the three day period. Highs will be in the mid-50s under mostly sunny skies.

Sunday night and Monday should see our next storm system arrive. It will turn things colder and may bring some snow although right now it doesn’t look like it will amount to much. Have a great weekend!

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Thornton’s Thursday to start with light snow, cold temperatures

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 5:37am MDT

A quick moving storm system will impact our area this morning with a shot of snow and cold. By the end of the day though, we will be seeing improvement with clearing skies.

Cloudy skies above start us out and will be with us through the morning. After noon, gradual clearing will be seen with partly sunny skies above by sunset. Temperatures will be cold today with highs coming close to the freezing mark.

As for the white stuff, light snow will fall this morning with a brief period from about 7:00am to 10:00am when things should pick up. We don’t really expect to see much out of this but the potential is there for a quick inch or two.

Tonight, partly clear skies will be above with lows in the upper teens.

Keep an eye on those snow showers with our interactive radar here.

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Wednesday’s weather to remain a bit chilly, and blustery; next storm system arrives tonight

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 5:01am MDT

Today gives us a brief break between yesterday’s storm and the next one. We’ll see a decent bit of sun but temps remain on the chilly side and will be coupled with afternoon wind.

Mostly clear skies start us off but cloud cover will gradually increase through the morning. The afternoon will see partly cloudy conditions.

Winds will be light this morning but the afternoon will see speeds pick up before easing after dark. High temperatures today will top out in the low to mid-40s.

Tonight, clouds increase and temperatures will drop with overnight lows around 20 degrees. Some light snow will be possible after midnight but with minimal, if any, accumulations before daybreak tomorrow.

Looking beyond, tomorrow will be cold with light snow possible through the day. Not much accumulation is expected though, an inch if we are lucky, but most likely much less.

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Cold, blustery conditions for Thornton’s Tuesday as storm system winds down

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 5:21am MDT

Well, things didn’t quite pan out as far less snow fell than we were expecting due to limited lift and instability. We’ll see some light snow early this morning but there will be clearing later although cold temps and blustery winds will continue.

Cloudy skies, blustery winds and blowing, light snow start things off. Minimal accumulation is expected. However, roads are slick in spots and the commute might be slow so you will want to plan accordingly.

Gradual clearing will start by mid-morning as snow comes to an end. The blustery winds however will continue into the late afternoon making it uncomfortable outside. High temperatures today will only top out around the freezing mark.

Tonight, winds will calm, skies will be mostly clear and temps will drop to the mid-teens.

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Mild temps and sun start the day Monday, but cold and snow will end it

Monday, January 21st, 2019 5:21am MDT

Don’t let the sun and warmth of the start of the day today fool you. An approaching storm system is going to bring cold snow to Thornton this evening.

We start out with mostly clear skies and those will be with us till later this morning when clouds will start to increase. Temperatures will top out in the early afternoon in the low 50s, then begin a descent.

We’ll see the arrival of the front right about rush hour at which time winds will increase. Precipitation may initially fall as rain with a slow changeover to snow as temperatures drop in the evening. It will be quite breezy in the overnight hours with lows dropping to the low 20s.

The bulk of the snow will come from about 11:00pm through 5:00am tomorrow. The track of this storm is still a bit up in the air but right now we would say 1 to 3 inches is probably the target for us. The potential is there for more depending on how things finally play out.

Keep an eye on our main page for all the latest.

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