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90,000 flee Philippine volcano stretching relief camps

Monday, January 29th, 2018 2:00am MDT

The number of Filipinos fleeing from the erupting Mayon volcano to safe zones has swelled to nearly 90,000, officials said Monday, worsening a sanitation crisis in the already stretched relief camps. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to the central city of Legazpi on Monday to assess the disaster zone, some two weeks after the country’s most active volcano began belching spectacular but potentially lethal ash columns, lava and rocks. » Click here to read the rest of 90,000 flee Philippine volcano stretching relief camps

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Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 8:58am MDT

A cosmic event not seen in 36 years — a rare “super blood blue moon” — may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events — an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. » Click here to read the rest of Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

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Thornton’s weekend to starts breezy but be overall seasonal

Friday, January 26th, 2018 5:23am MDT

The last weekend of January will offer up weather largely devoid of any drama. We will have a good bit of wind today but after that, things look to straighten up and be pretty typical for this time of year.

For today we’ll have mostly sunny skies above with a few clouds due to mid-level moisture. Temperatures will top out in the low 40s, a bit below normal. Probably the most notable thing winter-wise today will be the breezy winds that will occur throughout the day. Tonight, the winds will ease and we will have partly cloudy skies above. Temperatures will be chilly with lows around 20 degrees.

Saturday will bring mostly sunny skies above again with highs right near the average for the date of 44 degrees. Winds will be much calmer. Saturday night into Sunday morning look for partly clear skies and lows in the low to mid-20s.

We close out the weekend on Sunday with the nicest day of the three-day period. Mostly sunny skies will be above with highs in the low 50s.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the ‘Ring of Fire’ alight?

Friday, January 26th, 2018 3:31am MDT

A volcanic eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuations, while another in Japan kills one person. Across the Pacific, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska. So what’s the link? The spate of activity around the so-called Ring of Fire has raised concerns that a major and potentially deadly volcanic eruption or earthquake could be on the way. » Click here to read the rest of Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the ‘Ring of Fire’ alight?

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Thornton’s Thursday to warm up nicely, still offer a good bit of cloud cover

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 5:05am MDT

Thornton’s Thursday to warm up nicely, still offer a good bit of cloud cover. A nice little temperature jump is in store for us today with readings 10 degrees or so warmer than yesterday. Unfortunately though, we do expect that mountain wave cloud to redevelop keeping those skies obscured.

We start the day with mostly sunny skies but soon will see the wave cloud develop and linger through much of the day. Winds will be relatively light and out of the southwest. Temperatures start out this morning below freezing but then will steadily climb toward a high close to the 60 degree mark.

Tonight, partly clear skies will be above, temps dip to the mid-20s.

Previewing your weekend, a weak disturbance moves in tomorrow that will cool things back down and offer up some wind. Saturday will remain cool but seasonal then Sunday should see a nice warm up. Get more details in the extended forecast here.

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Seasonal temps, a good bit of cloud cover for Wednesday

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 5:01am MDT

A pretty typical, late January day in Thornton today. Temps will be a bit above normal but we will see a good bit of cloud cover.

The day starts with mostly clear skies but then we see mid and upper level moisture increase leading to more cloud coverage. Winds will be light and out of the southwest. As for temperatures, we start out quite cold but then should see improvement with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Tonight, skies remain partly cloud with lows in the mid-20s.

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Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 4:57am MDT

Tens of thousands more people have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant clouds spurting from its crater. » Click here to read the rest of Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

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Watch Beautiful Snow Tornado Blow Through a Picturesque Austrian Village

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 6:59am MDT

This video of a snow tornado – also known as a “gustnado” – blowing through an Austrian village is going viral after it was published on Tuesday. Adventurer Peter Maier was driving past the small town of Stall when he saw the winter wind whip up the beautiful cyclone. » Click here to read the rest of Watch Beautiful Snow Tornado Blow Through a Picturesque Austrian Village

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Cool temps, sunny skies for Tuesday

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 5:02am MDT

A pretty nice day ahead for Thornton with conditions quite like we saw yesterday. We’ll see mercury readings just a bit below normal but with plenty of blue sky above.

The day starts with mostly clear skies then we should see mostly sunny to sunny skies. Winds will be light and out of the west. Temperatures start out cold but then should hit a high in the low 40s. The average high for today’s date is 44 degrees.

Tonight, skies remain mostly clear with lows dipping into the teens.

We’ll see a couple days with above normal temps tomorrow and Thursday then cool back down. More in the extended forecast here.

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Thornton’s Monday brings a quick recovery from the snow

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 5:07am MDT

Yesterday’s cold, blustery and snowy day is over with and Mother Nature is going to be working hard to put it in the past.  We begin a nice recovery today and should return to above normal temps by mid-week.

Today starts with mostly clear skies and will see sunny conditions much of the day. The sun, coupled with downslope flow should help to drive high temps to the low 40s.

Tonight, clouds increase a bit and lows will dip to the teens.

Tomorrow should see conditions similar to today, perhaps a degree or two warmer, then Wednesday and Thursday see us bounce back to the 50s.

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