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August 2019 weather recap: Thornton experiences very warm, very dry month

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 9:31am MST

The month of August usually brings respectable amounts of precipitation and by the latter part of the month, cooler temperatures. Mother Nature however had other plans last month keeping the heat on and the moisture at bay. A dry, westerly flow was dominant for much of the month. While there were a few cool fronts […]

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August 25 to August 31: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 5:10am MST

Overall our look back at this week in Denver weather history is shorter than most but it is not short on interesting weather events. From the National Weather Service: 19-30 In 1875…grasshoppers appeared in great numbers at 10:00 am on the 19th. Thousands landed on the ground. The streets were literally covered with them. Swarms […]

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August 18 to August 24: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, August 18th, 2019 4:32pm MST

Our look back at this week in Denver weather history highlights the extreme weather that can be visited upon us this time of year. Many of the events showcase severe weather more associated with spring than the latter half of summer. From the National Weather Service: 16-19 In 1979…heavy thunderstorm rains on each of 4 […]

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August 11 to August 17: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 3:55am MST

Colorado’s unofficial severe weather season may be over but August holds a wide variety of related weather hazards that can be damaging and deadly. Looking back at this week in Denver weather history, flooding, large hail and even tornadoes have made appearances in our past. From the National Weather Service: 8-13 In 1875…clouds of grasshoppers […]

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August 4 to August 10: This Week in Denver Weather History

Monday, August 5th, 2019 5:31am MST

The beginning of August typically continues our monsoon season. This leads to increased chances for thunderstorms with heavy rain and the associated hazards that come with it. Our look back at this week in Denver weather history highlights the dangers of flooding, hail and lightning and even includes reference to grasshopper swarms being blown into […]

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Thornton’s August 2019 preview: Temperatures begin to cool, fewer storms intrude

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 2:42am MST

As summer vacations wind down and families prepare to send their kids back to school in August, Colorado weather also starts to settle down. The chances for severe weather decrease markedly during August and by the end of the month daytime temperatures are dropping quite a bit as well. Find out more about what lies […]

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July 28 to August 3: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 2:27am MST

Monsoonal moisture oftentimes streams into Colorado this time of year leading heavy rain and dangerous lightning. Our look back at this week in Denver weather history features many flooding events caused by the moisture and even some tornadoes. From the National Weather Service: 13-5 In 2008…a streak of 24 consecutive days of 90 degrees shattered […]

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August 2018 weather recap: Month sees cooler than normal temps, well below normal precipitation

Saturday, September 1st, 2018 4:44pm MST

Somewhat of a mixed bag for Thornton’s weather in August.  While we enjoyed temperatures near normal without too many extremes, precipitation was lacking considerably from what we expect during the month. The month started out toward the cool side but with days of above normal temps interspersed.  For the first few weeks it appeared we […]

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August 26 to September 1: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, August 27th, 2018 9:53am MST

Significant events on Denver’s weather history calendar get a bit less numerous as we enter what is historically a relatively quiet period of the year. That isn’t to say however that major weather events can’t occur. Our look back at this week in Denver weather history includes a massive hail storm in 1944, many events […]

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August 19 to August 25: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 8:07am MST

Funnel clouds, tornadoes, deadly flooding and more highlight our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 16-19 In 1979…heavy thunderstorm rains on each of 4 consecutive days dumped a total of 2.62 inches of rain on Stapleton International Airport. The heaviest rain…1.05 inches… On the 19th was accompanied […]

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