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Time lapse video: Thornton’s March 2021 blizzard

Monday, March 15th, 2021 8:38am MDT

From rain to blizzard. This is time lapse video from our east-facing webcam showing Saturday AM to this morning. 48 hours in 2 minutes. Thornton ended up with 20.6 inches. Our anemometer (wind sensor) froze up early yesterday morning so unfortunately no wind was recorded during the height of the event but I sure wasn’t […]

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s January 28, 2019 snowstorm

Monday, January 28th, 2019 6:50pm MDT

Well, that was fun, eh?  Well, probably not for those stuck in traffic when the snowstorm hit this morning. The storm over-performed big time, far exceeding forecasts. Upslope flow pushed the system against the mountains and kept it in place over the Front Range. Our east webcam captures it all in a time lapse. Snow […]

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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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Time lapse video: Thornton’s March 2016 blizzard

Monday, March 28th, 2016 8:44am MDT

It is hard to believe so much snow can fall over such a short period of time.  Over just more than 12 hours Thornton received 21.7 inches – our biggest snowstorm since 2006.  Our east facing webcam captured all the action from start to finish. The video below starts at midnight on the 23rd with […]

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Time lapse video: Thornton’s March 23, 2016 blizzard

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 1:48pm MDT

To say the storm that pounded the Colorado Front Range was a big one does not do it justice.  In less than 24 hours Thornton would see blizzard conditions and our second heaviest snowfall of the previous 10 years. Light rain began in the early morning hours but that soon transitioned to snow.  The white […]

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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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Live social feed: Thornton’s late January snowstorm

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 1:11pm MDT

The stage is set for Thornton to receive its most significant snowfall of the season thus far.  Up in the high country snowfall will be measured in feet. Here at lower elevations current forecasts are calling for 5 to 10 inches between Thursday and Friday afternoon.  Many variables are in play that could affect the […]

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Cairo receives first snow in over 100 years, Jerusalem receives most in 50 years

Friday, December 13th, 2013 10:21am MDT

A powerful winter storm system struck parts of the Middle East on Friday to the delight of some residents but causing havoc in other locations where snow is a rarity. In Cairo, Egypt snow fell, reportedly for the first time in 112 years, covering parts of the city in a light blanket of white. Parts […]

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Time lapse video captures Thornton’s Tax Day snowstorm

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 7:56am MDT

Mother Nature delivered a potent blast of wintry weather for Tax Day catching forecasters and residents off guard.  The mid-April snowstorm brought a hefty shot of snow and cold temperatures to Denver and northeastern Colorado. Two days before the event models pointed to significant snowfall for Tax Day.  Soon however those same models shifted their […]

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Video: Denver’s late March snowstorm as seen from Thornton

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 9:40am MDT

The snow is falling, the wind is blowing and it is cold and nasty out there right now.  We took to the street for a little bit to capture some video of our late spring snowstorm.  Highlights include the flag flapping in the wind, blowing snow, shoveling and even an appearance by Scout, our Frisbee […]

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