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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 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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Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week introduction

Sunday, October 16th, 2022 5:30am MDT

Winter weather in Colorado can be an inconvenience but more than that it can be deadly.  Emergency preparedness for major winter storms – as well as for other types of severe weather – is an important part of living in a state where conditions can change wildly from one moment to the next. To help […]

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The Mile High City’s lack of snow is now one for the record books

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 1:14pm MDT

As of today, Denver has broken the record for the latest measurable snowfall on record. The old record for latest snowfall was November 21 1934. Today, it has been 215 days since the Mile High City has received measurable snowfall and we will lengthen that record. There is a slim chance for some snow Wednesday night […]

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September snow in Denver is not entirely uncommon

Friday, September 4th, 2020 9:40am MDT

There is lots of talk (and hype!) about next week’s storm and the potential for our first snowfall of the season. While it is somewhat unusual to get snow so early in the season, it is far from unprecedented and not near as rare as you might think. Whipping out the weather history books, we […]

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Deadly blizzards lash Europe, poor hardest hit

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 4:22am MDT

Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe Thursday, forcing Geneva’s busy airport to close, as the region shivered in a deep freeze that has gripped countries from the far north to Mediterranean beaches in the south. … were often hardest hit. The Siberian cold front — dubbed the “Beast from the East” in Britain, “Siberian […]

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Watch Beautiful Snow Tornado Blow Through a Picturesque Austrian Village

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 6:59am MDT

This video of a snow tornado – also known as a “gustnado” – blowing through an Austrian village is going viral after it was published on Tuesday. Adventurer Peter Maier was driving past the small town of Stall when he saw the winter wind whip up the beautiful cyclone.

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Video: Thornton’s surprising pre-Christmas snow

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 5:30am MDT

We were expecting snow but not quite as much as received.  The storm that hit yesterday evening delivered a respectable 3.5 inches to Thornton as snow bands were quite strong and aided by upslope. Temperatures early this morning dipped well into the single digits, our coldest readings since January 7. The time lapse video below […]

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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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