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January 19 to January 25: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, January 19th, 2020 3:06pm MST

Extreme cold, damaging wind and Denver’s biggest January snowstorm mark this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 14-21 In 1930…a protracted cold spell occurred when low temperatures plunged below zero on 8 consecutive days. The coldest low temperatures of 20 degrees below zero on the 17th and 19 degrees below zero […]

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January 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, January 19th, 2020 2:00pm MST

As one of our coldest months, January can be a good month to hibernate inside and avoid the outdoors.  But, like any month in Colorado, photo opportunities abound as our monthly slideshow demonstrates. Snow is not normally dominant in the month but when it does fall, it can create a beautiful blanket of white.  Throw […]

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January 12 to January 18: This Week in Denver Weather History

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 5:49am MST

High winds are in many ways the most common extreme weather event in January as they frequently rake the foothills this time of year. Our look back at this week in weather history shows many such damaging events. There are also of course snowstorms and examples of extreme cold. From the National Weather Service: 10-12 […]

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January 5 to January 11: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 5:13am MST

January in Denver is probably best known for the cold and our look back at this week certainly has a number of events that include nasty temperatures. We also many high wind events as well as some significant snowstorms. From the National Weather Service: 31-6 In 1973…the 31st marked the start of a protracted cold […]

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Thornton’s January 2020 preview: Cold temps, not much snow the norm

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 5:26am MST

As we begin the new year the winter chill begins to set in.  While January can see its share of extremes, the month historically sees stable temperatures and is usually relatively dry. January ranks as the second coldest month in Denver next to December with average temperatures remaining virtually the same from the start to […]

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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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January 2019 weather recap: Wetter than normal, temperatures near average

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 3:35am MST

Finally! Our winter thus far had been quite dry so seeing some precipitation in January was a very welcome change. Temperatures were just a bit above normal. Overall, the month was short on any sort of real weather drama with no major storms or particularly notable temperature extremes.  However, a series of storm systems did […]

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January 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 6:40pm MST

As one of our coldest months, January can be a good month to hibernate inside and avoid the outdoors.  But, like any month in Colorado, photo opportunities abound as our monthly slideshow demonstrates. Snow is not normally dominant in the month but when it does fall, it can create a beautiful blanket of white.  Throw […]

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s January 28, 2019 snowstorm

Monday, January 28th, 2019 6:50pm MST

Well, that was fun, eh?  Well, probably not for those stuck in traffic when the snowstorm hit this morning. The storm over-performed big time, far exceeding forecasts. Upslope flow pushed the system against the mountains and kept it in place over the Front Range. Our east webcam captures it all in a time lapse. Snow […]

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January 20 to January 26: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, January 20th, 2019 4:36am MST

Damaging wind events dominate our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Also making appearances are extreme cold and significant snowstorms. 14-21 In 1930…a protracted cold spell occurred when low temperatures plunged below zero on 8 consecutive days. The coldest low temperatures of 20 degrees below zero on the 17th and 19 degrees […]

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