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Posts Tagged ‘snow’

White Christmas in Denver? Snow on the holiday not particularly common

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 5:00am MST

For many, the holiday season isn’t complete without a chill in the air and snow on the ground. Here in Denver we historically enjoy a better chance of experiencing the proverbial white Christmas than many places in the nation. However, how the Mile High City fares in experiencing a white Christmas does depend on your […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 5:47am MST

We all are familiar with the crawls on the TV screen or the announcements on the radio for winter weather advisories such as Winter Storm Watch, Blizzard Warning, Freeze Warning and more. But, how many of us really know what those mean? There is very specific criteria the National Weather Service follows in issuing these […]

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Front brings snow to Colorado’s high country, Mt Evans road closed

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 8:54am MST

Snow at the Centennial State’s elevations can occur any time of year and last night Mother Nature delivered a white reminder that fall and winter are not far behind. On Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation closed the road to the top of Mount Evans due to the potential for snowfall.  That potential was realized […]

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Photos, video from 11 years ago showcase potential snow damage from coming storm

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 3:20pm MST

With a significant spring storm set to impact our area tonight through tomorrow, a similar storm 10 years ago today provides a reminder of the potential for damage. From May 9 to May 10, 2003, heavy, wet snow fell on the Denver area, much of it focused over northern suburbs like Thornton.  Power lines were […]

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Video: Spring snowstorm finally generates some intensity in Thornton

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 4:20pm MST

It was sure slow coming with most of the day featuring a light rain / snow mix.  At about 4:00pm the snow finally began in earnest.  The video below was taken from the ThorntonWeather.com backyard.

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Colorado mountains enjoy bounty of snow, Denver area not so much

Friday, April 11th, 2014 4:51pm MST

While the mountains have enjoyed plenty of snow this season for the most part, that hasn’t been the case in the Denver metro area. The long-term seasonal average total for Denver is 57.5″. Thus far this season Thornton has received 37.7″ and Denver (as measured at DIA) has received 35.1″. That is likely too much […]

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Videos: Time lapse of Thornton’s quick, wet snow coming and going

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 9:14am MST

Late winter in Colorado can bring a wide variety of conditions, oftentimes within a very short time span. This was fully evident yesterday and last night as we went from a high of a daytime 62 degrees to receiving a healthy dose of snow before midnight. Thornton received a total of 2.9 inches of heavy, […]

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Ski season approaches: Colorado ski areas fire up snow-making equipment

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 3:10pm MST

A marked turn toward colder weather and a few light snowfalls has Colorado ski areas raring to get the 2013 – 2014 season underway.  Last night both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin fired up their snowmaking gear. Neither ski area has announced an official opening date but with snowmaking underway, it won’t be far off.  Both […]

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That isn’t clouds on Tuesday morning’s satellite imagery

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 11:13am MST

This morning’s satellite imagery runs are showing some interesting white cover on Colorado’s landscape and it isn’t clouds.  In fact, we see virtually entirely cloudless skies across the state. That white stuff is in fact snow, the first covering of the season at higher elevations.  Some locations Sunday night / Monday morning received up to […]

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Mid-summer snow dusts Loveland Ski Area

Friday, July 19th, 2013 9:30am MST

At an altitude of 10,800 feet, Loveland Ski Area is certainly in some rarified air.  Yesterday the resort saw a dusting of snow while Colorado residents below in the Mile High City simmered in 90+ degree temperatures. Snowfall can occur in Colorado’s high country any time of year, even in mid-summer, and yesterday’s event was […]

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