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36 hours in 72 seconds: Time lapse video of Thornton’s February snowstorm

Monday, February 25th, 2013 8:42am MDT

The recent snowstorm didn’t bring all that much snow to Thornton, 6.9 inches, but it was our biggest snowfall in over a year and delivers some much needed precipitation.  The light, fluffy snow was easily blown around by winds gusting in excess of 32 mph which limited visibility and made conditions outside harsh. The video […]

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Interactive map of snowfall totals across northeastern Colorado, February 2-4, 2012

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 10:12am MDT

Thornton residents have begun digging out from the major winter storm that deposited an extraordinary amount of snow on the city.  In the end, the storm will go into the record books as the biggest February snowstorm in Denver history. Here is Thornton we recorded 13.8″ of snowfall and that was actually one of the […]

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Time lapse video of Thornton’s February 2012 snowstorm

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 10:09am MDT

The snow has moved out and the sun will be shining soon as residents begin digging out from a record-setting snowstorm.  Here is Thornton we recorded 13.8″ of snowfall and that was actually one of the lower totals across northeastern Colorado. It was however Thornton’s biggest snowstorm since October 2009 when we recorded 14.1″ from […]

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Second snowstorm in three days hits Thornton, third round on the way

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 1:58pm MDT

The meteorological winter starts on December 1 and Old Man Winter is making sure we know he is around.  Two snowstorms have hit Thornton in a three day span and more snow is on the way. On Thursday the first storm brought 5.1 inches to Thornton.  Denver officially recorded 5.7 inches at Denver International Airport […]

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Thornton gets second snowstorm in a week

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 5:46pm MDT

After weeks of what some would call boring weather, Thornton saw things change considerably over the past week.  Not one, but two snowstorms have hit the city getting us 2/3 of the way to the snow total we had for all of last season. Here in Thornton we measured 6.6 inches with last week’s snowstorm […]

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Thornton goes from record high temps to heavy snow in a few short days

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 12:14pm MDT

The weather in Colorado is famously variable and in a span of a few short days this was fully evident.  We went from record high temperatures to a winter-like snowstorm and back to sunny skies in four days. On Monday, October24, Denver set a record high temperature of 80 degrees, besting the record high for […]

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Slammed again – Northeastern U.S. gets another snowstorm while Thornton waits

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 11:00am MDT

Yet another major snowstorm pummeled the northeastern United States yesterday and last night, their third in less than a month.  Snow totals in many areas from this single storm have far exceeded what Denver has received for its entire snow season thus far. Snow began falling on Wednesday snarling evening commutes from Virginia to New […]

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Wednesday’s snowstorm in 10 seconds or less

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 7:36pm MDT

To say today’s snowstorm was a fast mover doesn’t do it justice.  The storm hit fast and furious and many doubted our forecasts for only light snowfall.  But, as quickly as it arrived the winter storm departed and the event was over by nightfall. In a span of three hours or so Thornton received 1.2 […]

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NASA satellites capture images of snow across the U.S.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 4:03pm MDT

Snow cover across the lower 48 states jumped to more than 70% in recent days as a number of snowstorms dumped a blanket of white.  NASA satellites took some extraordinary images of not only Colorado but also the South and the northeastern U.S. Here in Colorado our recent storm brought nearly 6 inches of snow […]

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Winter storms take their toll – Snow covers 69% of the lower 48 states

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 4:27pm MDT

For much of the lower 48 states of the United States the 2010 to 2011 winter season has been a rough one.  Blizzards and snowstorms have stretched into the Deep South and this morning data shows that nearly three quarters of the nation is covered in snow. The latest analysis from NOAA’s National Operational Hydrologic […]

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