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Time lapse video: Thornton’s first snowstorm of 2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 7:00pm MDT

Mother Nature seems intent on starting out 2017 the way she ended 2016 – cold.  A deep trough coupled with successive, reinforcing cold fronts sent Thornton’s mercury plunging and delivered a healthy shot of snow over the last couple of days. Below is a time lapse video from our east webcam covering the majority of […]

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A white Christmas in Thornton? Chances not great but not bad either

Monday, December 19th, 2016 9:06pm MDT

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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No October snow in Denver? Not unusual at all

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 4:25am MDT

October will end with Denver not having seen any snow accumulation at all during the month.  While that, coupled with the overall lack of precipitation is concerning, not having snow is not at all unusual. On average, the Mile High City receives 4.2 inches during October. However, since record-keeping began in 1882, the month failed […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 5:00am 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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Top of Trail Ridge Road closed due to snow

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 6:25pm MDT

Ah yes, the changing of the seasons is here and that means our weather conditions go from one extreme to the next.  Following a dry, warm week, Mother Nature brought snow to Colorado’s high country Friday night into Saturday leading to the closure of the highest, continues road in North America. Rocky Mountain National Park […]

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s April 16-17, 2016 snowstorm

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 12:01pm MDT

Mother Nature played a somewhat cruel trick on the Colorado Front Range. The week started with mild temperatures and a definite feeling of spring in the air.  She closed out the week with a significant snowstorm and plenty of cold. The long-expected storm arrived on the evening of Friday the 15th with rain.  Overnight into […]

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Thornton receives biggest snowstorm since 2012; Time lapse video captures it

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 3:27pm MDT

And that is pretty much a wrap. Thornton totaled 12.2 inches snowfall from the two day storm. That is our biggest single snowstorm since February 3-4, 2012 when we received 13.8 inches. Not too shabby! Main streets and highways are mainly just wet right now, slushy in a few spots. Temperatures tonight are going to be […]

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Major winter storm forecast to hit eastern US over weekend

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 7:39am MDT

Washington (dpa)- More than 50 million people are bracing for a major winter storm predicted to hit the eastern US Friday that could bring large amounts of snow and heavy wind to the region. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch in effect from Friday afternoon to Saturday night in Washington due to […]

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Dreaming of a white Christmas in Denver? Odds are not historically that great

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 6:04pm MDT

As Christmas gets closer everyone always wonders if we are going to get the proverbial white Christmas. Unfortunately, if you look at Denver and Thornton weather history, the chances aren’t all that good but it also depends on what you define as a white Christmas. If to you a white Christmas means having actual snowfall […]

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Time lapse video of Thornton’s Mother’s Day weekend snow

Monday, May 11th, 2015 6:54pm MDT

The past week or so has brought quite a variety of weather, most notably seven straight days of precipitation.  On Saturday we saw a continuation of the rain which changed to snow overnight, an event captured by one of our webcams. Over the seven days, Thornton recorded a whopping 4.34 inches of liquid precipitation.  Most […]

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