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December 2018 weather recap: Warmer and much drier than normal

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

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 MDT

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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December 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, December 31st, 2018 6:55pm MDT

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 23 to December 29: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, December 27th, 2018 5:00am MDT

Christmas week has seen many notable weather events which are forever emblazoned on Coloradans’ memories. The holidays of course seem to heighten these memories but the events themselves are no less significant. There was of course the infamous Christmas Eve Blizzard of 1982 and more recently in 2006, a storm hit just after the holiday that buried […]

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December 16 to December 22: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, December 16th, 2018 6:22pm MDT

Many notable high wind and heavy snow events appear on our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Perhaps the one most residents will remember is the 2006 pre-Christmas blizzard which buried Denver under a blanket of white that lasted until February. From the National Weather Service: 15-16 In 1964…high winds raked metro […]

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December 9 to December 15: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 3:40am MDT

Heavy snow and damaging wind are at the forefront of our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 2-17 In 1939…more than 2 weeks of unseasonably warm weather made the month the 3rd warmest on record. Seven daily temperature records were set…including the all-time record high temperature for […]

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December 2 to December 8: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 4:02am MDT

This week has historically been an extremely eventful one in Denver with many notable weather events, most of which are snow or wind related.  The most significant event occurred 99 years ago when the city received its biggest snowstorm on record – an astonishing 45.7 inches.  Details on that event and many others are below. […]

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Thornton’s December weather preview: Will the chilly weather continue?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 6:06am MDT

November brought Thornton cooler than normal temperatures and a 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 our recent mild […]

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November 25 to December 1: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 6:06am MDT

From powerful, damaging wind to snowstorms that snarled Thanksgiving holiday traffic, this week in Denver weather history has been an eventful one. From the National Weather Service: 21-25 In 1952…snowfall of 6.2 inches was measured at Stapleton Airport where northeast winds gusted to 17 mph on the 21st. 24-25 In 1908…heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches […]

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

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

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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