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July 2012 Thornton weather recap: Month goes into books as hottest recorded

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 8:02am MST
Thornton's July 2012 weather recap

Thornton recorded its hottest month of the past six years during July 2012.

For the second month in a row, Thornton saw extraordinarily warm temperatures in July.  The month not only was the warmest July ever recorded by ThorntonWeather.com, it was the warmest month recorded since we began operation.

The average temperature for July 2012 was an astonishing 75.5 degrees.  This was 1.8 degrees above Thornton’s average for July over the past six years, a significant increase.

Temperatures ranged from a high of 98.7 degrees on July 1 down to a low of 56.6 degrees on July 11.

In all we recorded 23 days with high temperatures at or above 90 degrees.  We did however manage to escape the month without breaking the century mark.

In terms of precipitation Thornton didn’t fare too poorly.  We recorded 1.92 inches of precipitation in our rain bucket.  This was only 0.03” below the six year average of 1.95 inches.

For comparison, Denver saw an official average monthly temperature of 78.9 degrees as measured at Denver International Airport.  Further, they only recorded 0.48 inch of precipitation.  For more details on Denver’s July 2012 weather, please visit this story on Examiner.com.

More on ThorntonWeather.com:

July 2012 Graphs

Thornton's July 2012 Temperatures

Thornton's July 2012 precipitation

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