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City of Thornton offers residents winter weather preparedness tips

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 12:28pm MST

As we have been covering all week, by the governor’s declaration this is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado.  The City of Thornton has gotten on board with information to help the city’s residents prepare themselves for the coming season. Thornton has become much more ‘weather aware’ in recent years and we applaud them for […]

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Denver suffering through worst snow season in more than 125 years

Friday, April 1st, 2011 4:57pm MST

March 31 was the last day of what is historically Denver’s snowiest month but like every other month this season, it fell dismally short in terms of the amount of snowfall.  In fact, as it stands now, the Mile High City and Thornton area experiencing their third worst season of snow since record keeping began. […]

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NASA satellite reveals January had fifth largest snow cover in past 45 years

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 3:01am MST

How much snow has fallen this season in Colorado all depends on where you are.  The high country has continued to see snowfall far in excess of normal while here on the Plains we remain mostly dry.  For the nation, a new NASA satellite image reveals that 71 percent of it was covered in snow at […]

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

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

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 MST

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

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

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 MST

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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Avalanche keeps US 40 over Berthoud Pass closed; Search continues for missing snowboarder

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 4:58pm MST

With hurricane force winds and heavy snowfall conditions in Colorado’s high country have been treacherous in recent days.  The search continues for a snowboarder that disappeared at the height of the storm and an avalanche keeps US 40 over Berthoud Pass closed. The winter storm that struck yesterday brought with it winds to 99 mph […]

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

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

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 MST

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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