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May 2018 weather recap: Warmer and drier than normal

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 5:24pm MDT

The month of May started off cool and damp but that did not last long.  It soon dried out and warmed up leading to one of the warmest Mays on record. The first three days of the month brought cool temperatures and generous amounts of rain, more than one inch total.  We then followed that […]

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May 27 to June 2: This Week in Denver Weather History

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 2:56pm MDT

A very eventful week in Denver weather history with everything from thunderstorms and tornadoes to yes, even snow. From the National Weather Service: 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers. Extremely dry conditions and very strong winds the following day allowed the fire…known as the Schoonover…to consume 3850 acres before it could be contained. […]

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May 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 4:53am 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 20 to May 26: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, May 21st, 2018 4:39am MDT

If history is a teacher, our look back at this week in Denver weather history should provide great instruction on the dangers severe weather presents in our history. It was eight years ago this week that the infamous Windsor tornado tore through the area killing one man and damaging hundreds of homes. From the National Weather […]

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Weather forces cancellation of Thorntonfest for second year in a row

Friday, May 18th, 2018 10:47am MDT

Mother Nature seems to have a grudge against the City of Thornton’s annual spring festival.  With thunderstorms arriving tonight and heavy rain expected through Saturday, most of the events have been cancelled. The city made the announcement on their Festivals and Events Facebook page this morning. This is the third time in the 22 year […]

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

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 3:03am MDT

As we get further into spring the chances for severe weather increase greatly across northeastern Colorado and that is seen in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. We also note the dangers this weather presents as we see events where the weather injured and even killed Coloradans. From the National Weather Service: […]

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Video: Remembering Denver’s record-setting May 8, 2017 hailstorm

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 10:08am MDT

The weather forecast for May 8, 2017 was relatively typical for this time of year with pleasant temperatures and a sunny morning. We also wrote about the usual chance for PM thunderstorms but cautioned they could be potent saying, “Strong winds, large hail and possibly an isolated tornado will be possible.” Little did we know […]

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

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 5:06pm MDT

Think we are done with snow for the season? That may be the case this year but it isn’t always so. Looking back at this week in Denver history we do see snowfall has occurred along with more typical spring weather including heavy rains that led to flooding. From the National Weather Service: 4-8 In […]

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April 29 to May 5: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 5:00am MDT

May can bring a variety of conditions from snow and cold to severe thunderstorms and flooding rains. Looking back at this week in Denver weather history we see where all of those events have made an appearance in our past. From the National Weather Service: 28-29 In 1950…snowfall totaled 6.3 inches at Stapleton Airport…but only […]

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Thornton’s May weather preview: Snow to severe storms

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 6:11pm 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. We begin May 2018 with cool, damp conditions to be followed by a string […]

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