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Thornton gets second snowstorm in a week

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 5:46pm MDT
ThorntonWeather.com's east camera captured the storm at its height early Tuesday morning.

ThorntonWeather.com's east camera captured the storm at its height early Tuesday morning.

After weeks of what some would call boring weather, Thornton saw things change considerably over the past week.  Not one, but two snowstorms have hit the city getting us 2/3 of the way to the snow total we had for all of last season.

Here in Thornton we measured 6.6 inches with last week’s snowstorm and today’s added 7.9 inches.  That brings us to a seasonal total of 14.5 inches.

For comparison, the last season was absolutely dismal and we only received 21.2 inches over the entire period.  On average Denver receives 61.7 inches during a season.

The most recent storm prompted Winter Storm Warnings as the snow fell quickly after dark and lasted into the morning. The ground was much colder this time and aided by wind, it accumulated on roads unlike last week’s storm which saw the snow melt as quick as it fell.

While the morning commute was a mess and slow moving, it was relatively uneventful.  Much to the chagrin of local students, most school districts remained open for the day.  The sun started making an appearance after noon and by the evening a good bit of blue sky was above.

Below are time lapse videos taken from our two webcams of the storm.  They cover the 18 hour period from 6:00pm on November 1 to 12:00pm on November 2.

 

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