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Thornton’s December 2022 preview: Winter arrives, typically with cold and snow

Thursday, December 1st, 2022 4:02am MST

Recent months have, overall, been warmer and drier than normal.  Last month saw a notable turn toward colder than normal temperatures and more snow than usual.  What will December hold for us? The month of December brings with it the official start of winter and oftentimes, colder and snowier weather conditions. It however can also […]

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November 2022 preview: The transition to winter begins

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 8:11am MST

The weather during the month of November in Denver metro area can offer just about anything.  While it is normally a quiet month, it can be prone to extremes. November has historically been one of Denver’s snowiest months and major snowstorms are not entirely uncommon.  However conditions can also be quite dry. Temperatures during the […]

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October 2022 weather recap: Mild temps, not much precipitation

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 6:49am MST

October 2022 goes into the books as one that saw Thornton experience above normal mercury readings and below normal precipitation. However, those were also a formula for a great number of pleasant, fall days. Overall, Thornton’s average temperature for the month came in at an even 52.0 degrees. As measured at Denver International Airport, the […]

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Thornton’s October 2022 preview: Generally calm conditions with our first freeze and snow

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 1:11pm MST

With the first full month of fall here, October usually brings one of the quietest weather months in the Denver area with plenty of mild, sunny days and clear, cool nights. October is historically the second sunniest month and conditions are generally calm. However we also will usually see our first taste of winter during […]

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August 2022 weather recap: A very warm month, precip ends close to normal

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 6:25am MST

Looking back on August 2022, by far the most notable weather feature was the temperatures. They were stubbornly warm, refusing to show the usual decrease toward the end of the month we expect to see. Thornton’s overall average temperature for the month came in at 73.7 degrees. This was well above our 16-year running average […]

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Thornton’s September 2022 preview: One of our more pleasant, calm months usually

Friday, September 2nd, 2022 6:16am MST

Following an August that was unseasonably warm and dry, we find ourselves heading into September hoping for relief.  The month can bring plenty of rain and even our first snow of the season but more often than not, it is one of the most pleasant along the Colorado Front Range. As temperatures start to drop, […]

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June 2022 in Thornton saw average temps, drier than normal conditions

Monday, July 4th, 2022 8:44am MST

Last month was one of relatively little drama. Normally we expect June to bring plenty of severe weather but that just was not the case this year. That was, in part, due to a lack of moisture. Thornton saw only 0.52 inches in the rain bucket, well-below average. While we did see some hot temperatures […]

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Thornton’s July 2022 preview: Summer heat really kicks in, thunderstorms common

Monday, July 4th, 2022 2:51am MST

Change is of course the one constant in Denver’s weather but come July, things actually get pretty consistent. The standard formula for a day in July is a sunny morning, clouds developing in the late morning and early afternoon. Come mid-afternoon, thunderstorms are rolling off of the foothills and into the metro area and the […]

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Thornton’s June 2022 weather preview: Warmer temperatures, increased severe weather

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 3:59pm MST

Extreme weather can occur during in month in Colorado we well know.  June however is when traditional spring severe weather arrives in the state oftentimes with hail, damaging wind and tornadoes. Over 40 percent of the tornadoes that occur in Colorado happen during the month of June.  Far more common are thunderstorms with hail and […]

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Thornton’s May 2022 preview: From snow to severe storms

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 5:56am MST

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen. Winter-like temperatures and snow are possible as are mid-summer like temperatures or the more typical spring severe weather. As the month starts out in 2022 we are going to enjoy some much-needed […]

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