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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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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 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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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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Time lapse video captures Thornton’s February 2015 snow

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 4:13pm MDT

A prolonged period of snowfall began in Thornton, Colorado on February 21, 2015 and by the time it is done will have lasted 36 hours or so.  Thornton’s snowfall totals were not nearly as impressive as some others around the Denver metro area, however it was one of the bigger storms of the season so […]

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

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 5:00am 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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Front brings snow to Colorado’s high country, Mt Evans road closed

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

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 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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