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December 2017 recap: Despite cold finish, month was warmer and drier than average

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 9:16am MST

With the last part of December fresh in our minds, it would not be surprising to think of the month as a cold one. However, reaching back, if you recall, we actually enjoyed a lot of mild days earlier and very little precipitation. As a result, December 2017 goes into the books as a warm […]

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December 31 to January 6: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 2:21pm MST

One of our coldest and driest months, January is not normally known for its weather extremes. However just like any in Colorado, significant events can occur as we see in 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 […]

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December 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 4:54am 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 24 to December 30: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 5:37am MST

Christmas Day is normally a relatively quiet day in terms of the weather but the week between it and New Year’s can be quite eventful. Among the highlights are a prolonged period of sub-zero temperatures that lasted nearly five days. Just 11 years ago a blizzard struck the region that snarled holiday travel on the […]

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Video: Thornton’s surprising pre-Christmas snow

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 5:30am MST

We were expecting snow but not quite as much as received.  The storm that hit yesterday evening delivered a respectable 3.5 inches to Thornton as snow bands were quite strong and aided by upslope. Temperatures early this morning dipped well into the single digits, our coldest readings since January 7. The time lapse video below […]

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December 17 to December 23: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 6:00am MST

Looking back at Denver weather history, it is readily apparent that the week leading up to Christmas has historically been a very eventful one. There are certainly many of the snow and wind events we would expect to see. Most notable however are the major winter storms like the pre-Christmas storm of 2006. For more […]

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December 10 to December 16: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, December 11th, 2017 6:24am MST

This time of year snow is a common occurrence but in our look back at this week in Denver weather history we are struck by the lack of significant snow events in the history books for the period. What we do see instead are a number of high wind events, many of which caused widespread […]

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December 3 to December 9: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 6:19pm MST

Wind and big time snowstorms can visit the Mile High City this time of year and we see many such events in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Probably most notable, the Blizzard of 1913, the Mile High City’s biggest snowstorm in history. Stay up to date with Thornton’s weather: ‘Like’ […]

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Thornton’s December preview: Will there be an end to the mild, dry conditions?

Friday, December 1st, 2017 3:16pm MST

November proved to be an extraordinarily warm and dry month. Does December have hope for relief? 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 our recent mild and dry weather, we […]

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November 26 to December 2: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, November 26th, 2017 8:21am MST

Cold, snow and wind are the dominant conditions we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. All three are common this time of year and extremes with those conditions seem to be unusually common as well. Among the highlights are numerous high wind events that not only caused damage but […]

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