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May 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, May 31st, 2021 6:24pm MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen.  This provides a prime opportunity for photos of everything weather to flora to fauna. The month of May can bring extremes.  Snow is not entirely uncommon during the month but more common […]

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May 30 to June 5: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, May 30th, 2021 5:05am MDT

There are many notable events on our look back at the weather history books for this week but one in particular stands out. It was 30 years ago this week, on June 3, that the infamous Thornton tornado struck. This twister still stands as the most damaging tornado to have ever struck the Denver metro […]

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May 23 to May 29: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 4:58am MDT

We are getting closer to Colorado’s severe weather season and see how dangerous it can be when we look back in Denver weather history.  Many occurrences of dangerous lightning, large hail, flooding and tornadoes have been the hallmark of this week in Denver weather history. 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers.  Extremely dry […]

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Thornton sees more precipitation so far in 2021 than in all of 2020

Monday, May 24th, 2021 10:58am MDT

Certainly we are all keenly aware of how wet this year has seemed so far and the numbers back up that feeling. Every month so far this year has seen above average precipitation (based on 16-year running average) and we have in fact received more precipitation so far this year than in all of last […]

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May 16 to May 22: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, May 16th, 2021 5:42am MDT

Late spring typically brings some of the most eventful weather Denver sees throughout the year and our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows that.  There are many typical events we would expect to see such as hail, heavy rain and flooding, and even tornadoes.  Most notably, this week marks the two […]

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

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 4:46am MDT

As we get further into spring our look back at Denver weather history begins to show more typical severe weather.  This week in Denver weather history we see plenty of hail, heavy rainfall, a tornado or two and lightning that caused serious injuries. 8-9 In 1957…intense heavy rain caused flash flooding on toll gate creek […]

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

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 7:03am MDT

As we enter the month of May, our weather history calendar is as eventful as ever however we start to see a transition with fewer snow events and more typical spring events.  Of note are many events that caused flooding, severe winds, tornadoes, and lightning. 29-2 In 1954…a major storm dumped 10.1 inches of snowfall […]

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Thornton’s May 2021 preview: From snow to severe storms

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 4:32am MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen. Winter-like temperatures and snow are possible as are mid-summer like temperatures or the more typical spring severe weather. As the month starts out in 2021 we are going to enjoy unseasonably warm […]

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April 25 to May 1: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 5:03am MDT

Snow continues to be a big part of the weather we can expect this time of year as we peer back in the Denver weather history books.  However, we also see more and more occurrences of spring severe weather including hail, damaging winds, dangerous lightning and even a tornado. 23-25 In 1935…heavy wet snow fell […]

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May 31 to June 6: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 6:47am MDT

An extremely eventful week in Denver weather history.  Most notably for longtime Thornton and Northglenn residents is the 28 year anniversary of the infamous Thornton Tornado which struck on June 3, 1981. From the National Weather Service: 26-31 In 1995…a cool period with light morning showers and moderate to heavy afternoon showers and thunderstorms pushed […]

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