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January 11 to January 17 – This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 3:03am MDT

Damaging wind storms and arctic cold dominate our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the 10th to the 11th:  IN 1948…STRONG WINDS WERE REPORTED IN BOULDER AND LAKEWOOD. WINDS OF 50 TO 60 MPH WERE REPORTED AT VALMONT…JUST EAST OF BOULDER.  ONLY MINOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED. IN 1980…STRONG WINDS OF 60 TO […]

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January 4 to January 10 – This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, January 4th, 2009 5:13am MDT

High winds and arctic cold, the two primary weather conditions we expect to see this time of year, dominate our look back at this week in Denver weather history. 31-6  IN 1973…THE 31ST MARKED THE START OF A PROTRACTED COLD SPELL THAT EXTENDED INTO JANUARY OF 1974 WHEN TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW ZERO ON 7 CONSECUTIVE […]

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Snow on Halloween more fact than fiction

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 10:59am MDT

Conventional wisdom in the Denver area is that it always seems to rain or snow on Halloween.   I know as a kid it seemed like Mother Nature always put a damper on our trick or treating.  But, is there any truth to this urban legend?  Or is this just one of those times where our […]

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This week in Denver weather history – October 5th to October 11th

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 4:05am MDT

In our weekly look back at Denver weather history, we see a wide range of weather has occurred in the past.  From thunderstorms to rain to big time snowstorms, we can and have seen it all. 3-5   IN 1984…THE REMNANTS OF PACIFIC HURRICANE POLO PRODUCED         HEAVY RAIN OVER NORTHEASTERN COLORADO.  MOST LOCATIONS         RECEIVED […]

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Sentinel revisits 1981 Thornton tornado

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 7:18am MDT

I always tell the story of me being in 6th grade at Hillcrest Elementary in Northglenn on June 3, 1981.  Sitting at our desks the principal comes over the intercom and announces that all students need to get under their desks.  I look outside and see that it is dark as night – at least […]

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