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

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 6:10am MDT

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

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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Thornton receives quick shot of snow Monday, more powerful storm possible for the weekend

Monday, March 4th, 2013 4:52pm MDT

March is historically the Denver area’s snowiest month and only four days into it Mother Nature delivered a nice, wet shot of the white stuff.  The storm moved through quickly Monday afternoon and now we focus on a potentially significant storm this coming weekend. Today Thornton recorded 2.4 inches of snow and a very welcome […]

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Interactive map: Snowfall reports from Colorado’s February 24, 2013 snowstorm

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 5:43pm MDT

Northeastern Colorado received a much needed wallop of snow and the accompanying precipitation. The heaviest snowfall was in the southern and western suburbs and foothills. In Thornton the storm was less generous but nevertheless welcome. Pinecliffe west of Golden was the prize winner with nearly 22 inches of snow. Further to the south Conifer received […]

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