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Thornton’s June 2021 weather preview: Temps increase as do chances for severe weather

Sunday, June 6th, 2021 5:55am MDT

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 sees more precipitation so far in 2021 than in all of 2020

Monday, May 24th, 2021 10:58am MDT

Certainly we are all keenly aware of how wet this year has seemed so far and the numbers back up that feeling. Every month so far this year has seen above average precipitation (based on 16-year running average) and we have in fact received more precipitation so far this year than in all of last […]

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Thornton’s May 2021 preview: From snow to severe storms

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 4:32am MDT

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 2021 we are going to enjoy unseasonably warm […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 4:40am MDT

One fact that may surprise those new to Colorado is that we are actually on the western edge of the infamous Tornado Alley. This large swath of land comprises much of the nation’s midsection and is a unique place as the United States sees more tornadoes than any other place on earth. In fact, tornadoes […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for April 4

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 7:26pm MDT

Following on yesterday’s record-tying mercury reading, Denver bested that with a record-setting high temperature today. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s official high temperature reached 80 degrees. This easily breaks the previous record high for April 4 of 76 degrees set in 1959. Here in Thornton, we were even warmer with […]

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Thornton’s April 2021 weather preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 6:08am MDT

April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can see a stunning variety of weather. The proverbial April showers are certainly a possibility for Denver. Snow? Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? You bet – all can happen! For good measure throw in a chance […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for April 3

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 6:59pm MDT

A beautiful day along the Colorado Front Range and one that has entered the record books. As measured at Denver International Airport, the official high temperature today in the Mile High City topped out at 78 degrees. This tied the record high for April 3 set in 1943. Here in Thornton, we were just a […]

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Thornton’s March 2021 preview: Temps warm considerably but snow a very real possibility

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 8:49am MDT

The month of March in Denver is usually one that is welcomed heartily by residents. We begin to shake off the cold of winter with warmer temperatures and calmer conditions. That does not mean we are done with snow and cold by any means. March usually offers healthy snowfall giving us an opportunity to add […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for February 14

Sunday, February 14th, 2021 11:59pm MDT

It’s a cold one and one that easily enters the record books. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City saw a low temperature of -14 degrees. This easily bests the previous record low for February 14 of -10 degrees set in 1903. Additionally, the high temperature only reached 1 degree. This is […]

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Thornton’s February 2021 weather preview: Temps begin to warm, snow can be elusive

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 7:36am MDT

February in Colorado typically brings to an end an extended period when average temperatures are at their lowest. Winter begins to loosen its grip and temperatures get warmer but precipitation is not a particularly common event during the month. Thus far, our snow season has been a bit of a disappointment. Things looked hopeful at […]

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