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December 2019 weather recap: Warmer than normal temps, little snowfall

Sunday, January 5th, 2020 7:42am MST

We closed out 2019 with a change from the cool, wet conditions of the previous two months. December saw the opposite conditions as average temperatures were above normal and snow a rarity. Storm systems did move through Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region and while the high country saw plenty of snow, these storms evaded […]

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December 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 3:15pm MST

The month of December can offer everything from bone dry conditions to bone chilling cold and monstrous snowstorms.  The weather and wildlife all afford an abundance of photo opportunities as our December photo slideshow shows. Leaves have fallen from trees now and the landscape can sometimes look quite stark.  However it only takes a quick shot […]

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December 29 to January 4: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 4:42am MST

The end of the year and beginning of the next can be an eventful period in terms of weather in the Denver metro area. Looking back at this week in Denver weather history there are certainly periods of cold and snow but perhaps most notable are the number of damaging wind events. From the National […]

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December 22 to December 28: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 4:58am MST

The period around the Christmas holiday has historically been a pretty eventful one for the Denver metro area. Our look back at this week in Denver weather history showcases a wide variety of extreme conditions. From powerful, damaging winds to extreme cold to monstrous blizzards, we can and have seen it all. For more on […]

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December 15 to December 21: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 4:07pm MST

Powerful, damaging wind, deadly cold and monster snowstorms are the highlights of this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 12-15 In 1921…downslope Chinook winds produced warm temperatures in the city…which resulted in 4 temperature records. High temperatures of 72 degrees on the 13th and 68 degrees on the 15th were record […]

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December 8 to December 14: This Week in Denver Weather History

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 4:01am MST

A little bit of everything in the history books for this week in Denver weather history. We see a prolonged period of nearly spring-like temperatures and on the opposite end, multiple occasions of bitter cold. There have been, of course, some significant snowfalls as well. From the National Weather Service: 2-17 In 1939…more than 2 […]

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December 1 to December 7: This Week in Denver Weather History

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 2:53am MST

Extreme weather in December is hardly unusual as long-time residents can attest to. The most common major events involve wind, cold or snow and sometimes all three at once was we can see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 30-1 In 1929…heavy snow blanketed the […]

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Thornton’s December weather preview: What will the arrival of winter bring?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 4:53am MST

October and November brought Thornton cooler than normal temperatures and a good bit more snow than usual.  What will December hold for us? The month of December brings with it the official start of winter and oftentimes, colder and snowier weather conditions. It however can also offer unseasonably warm temperatures and bone dry conditions.  Given […]

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December 2018 weather recap: Warmer and much drier than normal

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 5:36am MST

Thornton’s December was lacking in terms of any sort of real weather drama. Temperatures were relatively mild for much of the month and precipitation was fleeting. Above normal temperatures were the general rule for the first part of the month. It was only the last week of the month when Arctic air arrived and we […]

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December 30 to January 5: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 9:14am MST

Cold, snow and wind are the dominant historical weather events for our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 25-31 In 1980…temperatures were unusually warm during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. High temperatures for the week ranged from the mid-50’s to the mid-70’s. Four temperature records […]

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