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January 16 to January 22: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, January 16th, 2022 4:54am MST

Our look back at this week in Denver weather history carries with it one overriding condition – wind.  In January it is not uncommon for us to experience Chinook winds which are a blessing and a curse.  These winds bring warm temperatures which are welcome in our coldest month of the year.  However they also […]

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January 9 to January 15: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, January 9th, 2022 4:53am MST

Winds along the Front Range this time of year can be a blessing and a curse all at once.  Chinook’s can warm temperatures well above what they normally would but they can also cause a great deal of damage when they are at their hardest.  We see these contrasts in our look back at this […]

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January 2 to January 8: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, January 6th, 2022 5:07am MST

Certainly cold and snow are to be expected in Denver in January and our look back at this week in Denver weather history has plenty notable events with those conditions.  However, as we pointed out in our January weather preview, oftentimes it is the wind that is the real story.  Powerful Chinook winds appear during the […]

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December 26 to January 1: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 6:01pm MST

Winter wind in Colorado can be quite nasty oftentimes reaching damaging levels and we see numerous occurrences of that in our look back at this week in Denver weather history.  Also notable are storm system just a few years ago in 2006 and 2007 that dumped a good amount of snow on the Denver area. […]

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December 19 to December 25: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 5:07am MST

Cold and snow dominate our look at the week leading up to the Christmas holiday.  Certainly the infamous Christmas Eve Blizzard of 1982 is the one event that most long-time resident will remember as it was truly one for the history books.  Also notable was a cold front that moved through in 1988 that dropped […]

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December 12 to December 18: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, December 13th, 2021 4:53am MST

We all know weather can be dangerous but usually we don’t associate that with winter weather conditions.  However, our look in Denver weather history for this week shows that the common winter conditions of wind and cold can not only cause injure, it can lead to death. 2-17 In 1939…more than 2 weeks of unseasonably […]

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December 5 to December 11: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 4:57am MST

Denver and Colorado are certainly known for their varied weather conditions and as always, looking back at the weather history books highlights that.  On these dates we have seen Arctic cold and balmy temperatures in the 70’s.  We have seen hurricane force winds and even a rare December thunderstorm.  And as one would expect, there […]

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November 28 to December 4: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, November 28th, 2021 5:14am MST

Cold, snow and wind are the dominant conditions we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. All three are common this time of year and extremes with those conditions seem to be unusually common as well. 25-28 In 1952…the average coldest 4-day period in November in the previous 81 years […]

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November 21 to November 27: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 4:47am MST

Weather is a big part of the holidays.  With many people hitting the road to visit friends and family the weather can make or break those holiday plans.  Our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows a number of Thanksgivings when the weather put a damper on travel plans. 19-21 In 1979…a […]

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November 14 to November 20: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, November 14th, 2021 4:54am MST

Henry Fenton is probably not a name many folks are familiar with however he will forever be engrained in the Denver weather history books.  It was 150 years ago this week that Fenton made the first official Denver weather observations. From the National Weather Service: 10 – 14: In 2014…an Arctic cold front on the […]

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