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Posts Tagged ‘Climatology’

Denver gets new National Weather Service weather station near downtown

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 4:51pm MDT

It only took 14 years but Denver finally has an official monitoring station near downtown again. The new station amongst the greens of City Park Golf Course finally gives residents of Denver a place to see what the weather is doing closer to home. With the opening of Denver International Airport in 1995, the National […]

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Thornton’s November weather preview – Our second snowiest month

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 2:59am MDT

Typically November is a quiet weather month with plenty of nice, fall days but it can also turn wet with plenty of snow and moisture.  Just like Forest Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates, you never quite know what you are going to get. Looking into the weather history books, we see that November is actually […]

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NOAA: Summer 2009 was 34th coolest on record; thousands of low temp records set

Sunday, September 13th, 2009 3:25am MDT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced this week that the summer of 2009 was the 34th coolest since 1895. Covering the months from June to August for the contiguous United States, the average temperature was 0.4 degrees below the 20th century average. Emphasizing the lower temperatures experienced in the United States over the […]

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A Preview of Thornton’s June Weather – The Severe Weather Month

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 4:35pm MDT

June is historically Denver’s severe weather month and severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail are notorious visitors to Denver and across eastern Colorado during the month.  In fact, over 40 percent of the tornadoes that occur in Colorado are observed in June and these are typically the most destructive of the year.  Severe thunderstorms have also […]

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New government brochure promotes ‘climate literacy’

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 2:00pm MDT

With the constant din of conflicting information on manmade climate change, some coming from within these very pages, it may be difficult for the layman to understand climate change and what it potentially means for the Earth.  A collaborative project from a number of United States government agencies seeks to offer some clarity to the […]

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A Preview of Denver’s April Weather – Something for Everyone

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 5:33am 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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Do Denver weather and climate records have an asterisk attached?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 3:38pm MDT

February 2009 is Denver’s least snowiest February on record.  A new record high temperature is recorded on January 21, 2009.  Record low temperatures are recorded on December 14th and 15th of last year.  These announcements are common and we all take notice when we hear them and they make for great water cooler chat topics […]

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Denver and Thornton’s March 2009 climatological preview

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 6:39am MDT

March in Denver typically means frequent and rapid weather changes. The days grow longer and we start enjoying more sunshine and sometimes summer-like weather. However, on occasion arctic air masses can still force their way south into Colorado dropping temperatures quickly and markedly. These changes are due to Marches “in between” status – elements during […]

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Climate models’ predictions falling outside acceptable scientific boundaries

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 11:55am MDT

Last month former vice president Al Gore made a well publicized appearance before a Senate committee warning of the dangers of global warming.  Lesser known is the appearance of a climatologist before a House subcommittee two weeks later that called into question the models on which anthropogenic [manmade] global warming advocates use to base their […]

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Meteorologists know nothing about climate change

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 4:52pm MDT

A pretty interesting headline isn’t that?  I admit that is probably a bit more sensationalistic than what is really called for. However, that would seem to be one of the conclusions from the author and analyst of a recent survey. 3,146 earth scientists from various areas of expertise were surveyed for their opinions and in […]

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