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May 2019 weather recap: A chilly, unsettled month

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

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 MST

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 MST

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

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 4:58am MST

Severe weather takes to the forefront in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. We see many historical flooding events that were commonplace in the late 19th / early 20th century before controls were put in place. Almost everyone will recall the Windsor tornado, an EF3 monster that struck the town five […]

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

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 6:08am MST

The snow is gone (for now?) but as our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows, it could return. That however is unlikely and more typical spring severe weather is far more common. From the National Weather Service: 10-12 In 2011…a spring snowstorm brought heavy snow to the Front Range foothills and […]

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

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 4:00pm MST

This time of year the focus is usually on spring severe weather with lightning, tornadoes and hail being the highlight. Our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows many of those types of events. Also notable are the few, unusually late in the season snow events, some of which were quite heavy. […]

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Thornton’s May weather preview: Snow begins to give way to severe storms

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 4:19pm MST

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 2019 we are going to wear off the […]

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April 28 to May 4: This Week in Denver Weather History

Monday, April 29th, 2019 6:00am MST

As we begin to enter the month of May, Denver’s weather starts to make the move toward spring severe weather and snow becomes less common. Looking back at this week in Denver weather history, there has been some snow but lightning and hail are more typical of the types of extreme weather we would expect […]

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May 2018 weather recap: Warmer and drier than normal

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

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 MST

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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