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Thornton’s December 2022 wintry blast sets records

Saturday, December 24th, 2022 5:51am MDT

That’s a wrap! The Arctic blast is slowly on its way out and in its wake, we can see that we set a number of records. ThorntonWeather.com has been in operation for 16 years and this cold was one for the books. The 67.3 degree 24 hour temperature drop from Wed PM (52.7 degrees) to […]

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

Sunday, December 4th, 2022 4:02am MDT

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 weather recap: A very cold, somewhat snowy month

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 6:16am MDT

Brrr! That would be the operative “word” for the month of November 2022. Despite forecasts of above normal temperatures for the month, we saw very little of that and in fact, saw Thornton’s coldest November of the past 16 years. The month started out warm enough with back to back days of 70+ degrees. However, […]

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November 2022 preview: The transition to winter begins

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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