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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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May 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, May 31st, 2020 3:34pm 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 24 to May 30: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 6:48pm MDT

Severe weather in spades is evident on our look back at Denver weather history this week. Notable is an F1 tornado in 1990 that moved through the Northglenn and Thornton area that damaged buildings, cars and trees. From the National Weather Service: 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers. Extremely dry conditions and very […]

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May 17 to May 23: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 4:44am MDT

As we move further into the severe weather season, we begin to see that transition in our look back at Denver weather history.  There are many more mentions of lightning, wildfires, tornadoes, hail and other season weather conditions. 14-18 In 1996…a period of unusually warm weather resulted in 4 record maximum temperatures in 5 days.  […]

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May 10 to May 16: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 4:40am MDT

As we move further into spring we begin to less winter-like weather and more spring weather.  In looking at Denver weather history we can see that transition with more mentions of severe rains, flooding, tornadoes and other spring and summer-like severe weather. From the National Weather Service: 8-10 In 1979…4.3 inches of snow fell at […]

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May 3 to May 9: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 6:08am MDT

A very eventful week in Denver weather history. Four tornadoes are mentioned and many reminders that winter may not be over just quite yet. From the National Weather Service: 1-5 In 1898…snowfall totaled 15.5 inches in downtown Denver. Most of the snow…6.2 inches… Fell on the 3rd. Most of the snow melted as it fell. […]

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April 26 to May 2: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 5:15am MDT

This week in Denver weather history shows the extremely wide variety of conditions we can have this year. From major snow storms to hail dropping thunderstorms, we can see it all. From the National Weather Service: 24-26 In 1924…post-frontal rain changed to snow… Which became heavy and totaled 10.2 inches over downtown Denver. The greatest […]

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May 2019 weather recap: A chilly, unsettled month

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 2:44pm MDT

There is little doubt that looking back on the month the most notable feature was the cool, sometimes chilly, temperatures. Denver in fact saw one of its coldest on record. Precipitation for Thornton lagged but Denver itself was quite wet. A seemingly endless series of storm systems impacted the state through the month. Overall, the […]

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May 2019 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Friday, May 31st, 2019 4:00am 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 26 to June 1: This Week in Denver Weather History

Monday, May 27th, 2019 2:06pm MDT

Our look back at this week in Denver includes a stunning array of extraordinary weather. Typical springtime severe weather with hail, damaging wind, tornadoes and deadly lightning are very prevalent. Snow has even made an appearance on more than one occasion. From the National Weather Service: 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers. Extremely […]

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