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Astronomical winter arrives Friday, offers the shortest day of the year

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 11:16am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Friday afternoon and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 3:23pm MST on Friday, December 21. The Winter Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at its furthest from the sun – 23.5 degrees away. This results in the shortest day […]

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Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather

Monday, February 26th, 2018 4:34am MDT

Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least four lives, closed schools …

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Winter Solstice brings shortest day of the year, change of seasons

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 8:31am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Thursday morning and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year.  Mother Nature as well appears set to bring in winter with a bit of a bang and a change in our recent mild, dry weather pattern. Winter officially begins at 9:28am MST on Thursday, December 21. The […]

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NOAA releases 2016 – 2017 winter weather outlook

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 4:51am MDT

What will this winter have in store for Thornton?  Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center have released their outlook and for the Front Range, it doesn’t hold much in the way of clues. The CPC does show odds favor above average temperatures for much of Colorado for the period from December through February.  In terms […]

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Winter Solstice brings shortest day of the year, change of seasons

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 7:10am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton today and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 4:03pm today.  The Winter Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at its furthest from the sun – 23.5 degrees away.  This results in the shortest day of the year in the […]

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NOAA releases winter outlook: La Niña’s return could mean another dry winter in Thornton

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 5:35am MDT

Strengthening La Niña conditions in the Pacific could lead to another dry winter on the Colorado Front Range according to the winter 2011 / 2012 outlook released by NOAA.  However, as we well know, Mother Nature is never consistent and other factors could give us some help. Last year a relatively strong La Niña made […]

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After one last shot from Old Man Winter, Thornton clears up

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 6:39am MDT

Old Man Winter didn’t go down without a fight yesterday as he closed out Thornton’s last day of winter with a snowstorm. Today we look to start to bounce back on the first day of spring although temperatures will remain chilly. Yesterday’s snowstorm dumped anywhere from 5 inches of snow on the eastern suburbs to […]

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Amazing winter allows 49 states to record snow on the ground

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 8:17am MDT

It seems so improbable that no one was sure whether or not it has happened before but there was snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states on Friday. The unlikely event was possible thanks to snow that hit unusual places like Texas and Florida. According to the National Weather Service, 67.1 percent […]

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Deadly cold envelops Northern Hemisphere from U.S. to China

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 10:23am MDT

Severe cold weather has enveloped the northern half of the globe from the United States to Britain to China. Across the continents, many places are reporting record setting temperatures and lives have been lost due to the Arctic chill. The eastern half of the United States saw cold, Arctic air pulled down from the north […]

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Thornton’s holiday snow in pictures

Sunday, December 27th, 2009 6:29am MDT

Christmas in Thornton was certainly a white one thanks to the snow we received in the days leading up to the holiday.  The morning of Christmas Eve we headed out and took some photos near the old Eastlake grain elevator and Eastlake Reservoir.  The slideshow below has some of the best photos – hope you […]

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