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High winds a major threat in Colorado during the winter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 4:20am MST

As we often experience, high winds in Colorado can cause conditions to deteriorate rapidly.  They present a very real danger to life and property, especially when coupled with other winter conditions like snow. Why does it seem like we get so much wind in the winter?  What causes this?  How can you prepare and protect […]

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Winter travel safety – Ensure you and your vehicle are ready

Monday, October 17th, 2016 5:10am MST

Before hitting the road, Coloradans need to ensure that they and their vehicles are prepared should inclement weather strike. ThorntonWeather.com presents the first in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) as part of Winter Weather Preparedness Week has declared by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.  Check back throughout the week for more winter preparedness stories. Today’s message […]

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Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week introduction

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 3:42am MST

Winter weather in Colorado can be an inconvenience but more than that it can be deadly.  Emergency preparedness for major winter storms – as well as for other types of severe weather – is an important part of living in a state where conditions can change wildly from one moment to the next. To help […]

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s March 2016 blizzard

Monday, March 28th, 2016 8:44am MST

It is hard to believe so much snow can fall over such a short period of time.  Over just more than 12 hours Thornton received 21.7 inches – our biggest snowstorm since 2016.  Our east facing webcam captured all the action from start to finish. The video below starts at midnight on the 23rd with […]

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s March 23, 2016 blizzard

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 1:48pm MST

To say the storm that pounded the Colorado Front Range was a big one does not do it justice.  In less than 24 hours Thornton would see blizzard conditions and our second heaviest snowfall of the previous 10 years. Light rain began in the early morning hours but that soon transitioned to snow.  The white […]

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United States sees record-setting number of billion dollar disasters in 2011

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 8:10am MST

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the U.S. has seen a record number of billion dollar disasters in 2011.  Thus far this year the nation has seen 10 such disasters and with hurricane season far from over, it seems likely the number will grow. The events range from the Groundhog Day Blizzard to […]

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Ranking the top 10 Colorado weather events of the past 10 years

Friday, December 31st, 2010 6:18am MST

There is a lot that can be said about the weather in Colorado but ‘boring’ is not usually a term associated with it.  Anyone who has lived in the Centennial State for very long quickly experiences a weather-related event that will give them memories for a lifetime.  From major snowstorms and blizzards to tornadoes, wildfires, […]

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Northeastern U.S. paralyzed as nor’easter brings blizzard conditions

Monday, December 27th, 2010 4:52pm MST

From the southern United States to the mid-Atlantic and New England a major winter storm has had a wide impact in recent days.  Some areas of the south recorded their first Christmas snow in decades and as the storm moved further northeast it turned into a major blizzard. Snow fell as far south as Jacksonville, […]

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Looking back at an unforgettable holiday – Denver’s Christmas Eve Blizzard of 1982

Monday, December 20th, 2010 5:00pm MST

As Christmas approaches everyone reflects on the past and for longtime Denver residents that oftentimes means remembering one of the most significant winter storms in the Mile High City’s history – the Christmas Eve Blizzard of 1982.  This major winter storm has become the one by which all others are compared not only due to […]

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NASA satellite time lapse video shows February blizzards striking the northeast

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 6:24am MST

The northeastern United States has seen a winter of historical proportions as a seemingly endless stream of storms brought record setting levels of snowfall. NASA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) captured a series of these storms as they struck in February. The amazing time lapse video released by NASA covers the period from February 1st […]

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