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A look ahead at Thornton’s December weather

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 3:55am MST
Thornton's December Weather Preview

December ranks as Denver's coldest and third snowiest month.

As with any month in the Denver area, December can bring a variety of conditions. Certainly we have seen bitter cold and heavy snow but in other years dry and mild conditions prevailed.

Based on the updated 1981 to 2010 averages from the National Weather Service, the month is actually our coldest of the year. It also is our third snowiest behind March and November.

Winter weather is typically what we think of when we think about December and it is indeed prone to winter extremes.

In fact, our coldest month in Denver history was in December 1983.  In terms of snow, our snowiest month ever occurred in December 1913.  More recently the Christmas Eve Blizzard of 1982 and the storms on December 2006 invoke snow-filled memories.

You can read much more about our historical December weather as well as get a preview of what we can expect in 2012 here in our complete story.

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