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October 31 to November 6: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 4:09am MDT

Frightening weather does not seem to be in the cards for our Halloween or the immediate future.  That however is not always the case as we look back at this week in Denver weather history. 28-31 In 1929…rain changed to snow on the afternoon of the 28th and continued until midday on the 30th followed […]

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October 24 to October 30: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 5:14am MDT

This year Denver is still waiting for its first snow and we have already passed the average date we see it (October 19).  That however isn’t always the case and October can bring monster snowstorms as we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. From the National Weather Service: 23-24 […]

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

Sunday, October 17th, 2021 9:54am MDT

This year Denver is still waiting for its first snowfall but that certainly has not been the case throughout history.  Many times in our past we have seen not only snow around this time of October but heavy snow as well, oftentimes damaging in nature. 15-17 In 1989…an autumn snowstorm hit metro Denver with 2 […]

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

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 5:06am MDT

The farther we get into fall the more we start seeing significant snow events in our look back at the week in history.  None of these is more famous than the “Bronco Blizzard” of 1984 that saw the Mile High City buried under nearly a foot of snow – on live television. From the National […]

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Leaf peeping 2021: When and where to see the fall colors

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 3:53am MDT

This time of year many folks start thinking about heading to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. Where to go?  Below are five of ThorntonWeather.com’s favorite ones near Denver – plus a few further out and some bonus ideas.  After that, we will tell you where you can […]

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Thornton’s October 2021 preview: Generally calm conditions with our first freeze and snow

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 5:08am MDT

With the first full month of fall here, October usually brings one of the quietest weather months in the Denver area with plenty of mild, sunny days and clear, cool nights. October is historically the second sunniest month and conditions are generally calm. However we also will usually see our first taste of winter during […]

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

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 4:59am MDT

The first half of October historically is quiet for the most part but there have been years with plenty of excitement.  We have seen damaging tornadoes and winds and of course significant snowstorms. From the National Weather Service: 3 In 1875…very dense haze hid the mountains from view as observed from the city. In 1933…rainfall […]

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September 26 to October 2: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, September 26th, 2021 5:05am MDT

Denver has been graced with an unusually mild September this year.  That however is not always the case and in fact the weather can be downright winterish as we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. 25-26 In 1908…apparent post-frontal rain changed to snow overnight and totaled 6.5 inches in […]

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October 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 9:09am MDT

October in Thornton can bring a wide variety of weather conditions, perfect for the photographer in all of us. The month brings the changing of the colors at Colorado’s lower elevations and it is also is typically when we see our first freeze and first snow. Couple those facts with our usual widely varying landscapes and […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for October 27

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 10:31am MDT

Brrr! Following our snowstorm, the cold has lingered and this morning plunged into record-setting territory. Denver’s official low temperature this morning, as measured at DIA, dropped to 8 degrees. This easily bests the previous record low for October 27 of 11 degrees set in 1925. Thornton actually came out on the colder end of things […]

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