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Under the gun: Winter Storm Warning issued as heavy snow becomes more likely

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 6:31am MDT

Update, 8:10 p.m. – The storm has arrived and is settling in.  As of this writing Thornton has received more than 1 inch of heavy wet snowfall. Look for the snow to continue at relatively quick rates through 4:00 a.m. Friday when it will then begin to taper off.  Total overnight accumulations in our area […]

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Winter Storm Watch issued, Thornton may receive biggest snow of the season

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 4:40pm MDT

In a very brief period of time the forecast for the next 48 hours has changed considerably.  The latest data indicates Thornton and the Colorado Front Range may be receiving a healthy dose of snow starting Thursday afternoon and lasting into Friday. Abundant moisture streaming in from the Pacific coupled with a series of cold […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 6:10am 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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Update: Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Warning as storm quickly approaches

Monday, April 8th, 2013 12:45pm MDT

A very dynamic weather situation unfolding for northeastern Colorado over the next 36 hours.  While there is still a good deal of uncertainty, we do expect to see a healthy shot of snow tonight and into tomorrow. First up are mild temperatures today.  As of this writing Thornton is at 61 degrees on our way […]

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Winter Storm Watch issued as powerful storm may bring significant snowfall

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 5:00am MDT

Over the last couple of days we have been mentioning the possibility of a return to wintry weather.  It is looking more and more likely this will come to fruition as Mother Nature seems intent on delivering a healthy dose of snow Monday night into Tuesday. An approaching storm system is expected to couple with […]

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Thornton and the Colorado Front Range

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 4:53pm MDT

Perhaps a bit late in doing so the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the I-25 urban Front Range corridor.  The service forecasts 4 to 8 inches snowfall which is in line with what we said in our morning forecast.  Higher amounts will be to the south and east so Thornton […]

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Government’s new Wireless Emergency Alert system provides wrong weather warning

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 5:51pm MDT

We received this alert (below) soon after the National Weather Service upgraded the warnings across northeastern Colorado in anticipation of the coming storm.  The problem?  It is wrong. The Blizzard Warning is for areas south and east of Thornton and our location.  Thornton is under a Winter Storm Warning.  It is disappointing to see the […]

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Ready for some more cold?  Advisories and watches issued ahead of next cold front

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 5:00pm MDT

Ready for some more cold?  Advisories and watches issued ahead of next cold front.  There is a Frost Advisory in effect for tonight and a Freeze Watch for Friday night.  If you have any sensitive plants left outdoors you should cover them up or bring them inside. How much snow can we expect out of […]

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The Big Freeze – Snow and Arctic cold to be main Thornton weather feature

Monday, January 31st, 2011 7:10am MDT

Storm update, 4:30pm – The thermometer only knows one way through the rest of today and tonight – down!  Thus far Thornton has dipped to 6 degrees with wind chill values around -3 and it is far from done dropping. The National Weather Service has modified the weather warnings / watches for the next 12 […]

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Thornton set to get a taste of the Arctic; Winter Weather Advisory issued

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 4:17pm MDT

A major winter storm is set to impact nearly two thirds of the nation starting tomorrow including Thornton and the rest of northeastern Colorado.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area warning of blowing snow and dangerous cold. For all the latest, follow us on Twitter and join us […]

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