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Posts Tagged ‘snow’

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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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 5:47am 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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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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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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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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