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

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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January 27 to February 2: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, January 17th, 2019 5:04am MDT

High wind and heavy snow events dominate our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Most notable is a major snowstorm just last year that helped to provide at least some relief from tinder dry conditions. Hopefully we can see some of that this year! From the National Weather Service: 25-27 In 1897…a […]

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January 13 to January 19: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, January 13th, 2019 4:02am MDT

Cold, snow and wind are expected this time of year in northeastern Colorado as we have seen many notable events with those conditions in our past. Notably in our look back at this week in Denver weather history we see that extreme versions of these can lead to injury and even death. From the National […]

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January 6 to January 12: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 8:15am MDT

Extreme cold would be the first thing to come to your mind when you think of January. While there have been many such notable events of that nature, our look back at this week in Denver weather history actually is more remarkable for the damaging wind that has raked the area in the past. From […]

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Thornton’s January 2019 preview: Cold temps the norm, snow can be fleeting

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 4:07am MDT

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 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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January 2018 weather recap: Above normal temps with snow and precip near average

Monday, February 5th, 2018 5:44pm MDT

The month of January saw little in the way of weather drama.  Temperatures definitely trended toward the warm side though and while the month’s snowfall came it close to normal, we head into March with a seasonal deficit. New Year’s Day started the month off cold but then we began a warming trend that saw […]

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