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Thornton’s November preview: Expect just about anything

Monday, November 4th, 2013 3:27pm MDT

The weather during the month of November in Denver metro area can offer just about anything.  While it is normally a quiet month, it can be prone to extremes. November is Denver’s second snowiest month and major snowstorms are not entirely uncommon.  However conditions can also be quite dry. Temperatures during the month continue to […]

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May 2013 weather recap: Drier, warmer weather return

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 5:23am MDT

Following on colder and wetter than normal weather in previous months, Thornton’s May returned us to drier and warmer than normal conditions. The month started out with a bit of a wintry blast of cold temperatures and snow.  In fact, Denver even set an all-time May low temperature on the 2nd of the month. The […]

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July 2012 Thornton weather recap: Month goes into books as hottest recorded

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 8:02am MDT

For the second month in a row, Thornton saw extraordinarily warm temperatures in July.  The month not only was the warmest July ever recorded by ThorntonWeather.com, it was the warmest month recorded since we began operation. The average temperature for July 2012 was an astonishing 75.5 degrees.  This was 1.8 degrees above Thornton’s average for […]

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June 2012 Thornton weather recap: Month shatters records across the board

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 1:53pm MDT

You didn’t need a thermometer to know that June 2012 was extraordinarily hot.  What is normally one of the most pleasant months in Thornton turned into a scorcher with high temperature records seemingly falling daily. The first half of the month was unseasonably warm but that was only a warm-up (pun intended) for what would […]

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Updated NOAA outlook for winter indicates chance for increased precipitation for northern Colorado

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 1:49am MDT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released updated outlooks for winter 2011 – 2012 indicating it could be a snowy one for the northern half of Colorado. The original outlooks from the agency released previously offered a drier picture, primarily based on the influences of La Niña in the Pacific.  Given however […]

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NOAA releases winter outlook: La Niña’s return could mean another dry winter in Thornton

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 5:35am MDT

Strengthening La Niña conditions in the Pacific could lead to another dry winter on the Colorado Front Range according to the winter 2011 / 2012 outlook released by NOAA.  However, as we well know, Mother Nature is never consistent and other factors could give us some help. Last year a relatively strong La Niña made […]

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Thornton’s April weather can offer a little bit for everyone

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 3:51pm MDT

April 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 […]

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The snow deficit – Denver sees least amount of snow in 122 years

Friday, January 7th, 2011 4:20pm MDT

Amid record-setting snowfall in northern Europe this winter and blizzards on the U.S. East Coast, one place that normally sees its fair share of snow has been left high and dry.  The Mile High City is facing a snow drought of near record proportions having thus far experienced its worst snow season in 122 years. […]

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Denver’s March was warmer, drier than average

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 4:28pm MDT

According to the Denver / Boulder office of the National Weather Service, Denver’s March weather was warmer and drier than normal. The latest climate summary from the service would seem to contradict what Denver residents actually experienced, at least in terms of precipitation. The report starts with a seemingly contradictory statement saying, “Denver’s March 2010 […]

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A preview of Denver & Thornton’s February weather

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 4:21pm MDT

February comes and serves as a bit of a month of transition between winter and spring. Average temperatures start to climb and things are generally pretty quiet. However, it is still winter and below freezing temperatures at night still remain the norm. February is not typically a snowy month – in fact only the 6th […]

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