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Denver sets record high temperature for August 9

Sunday, August 9th, 2020 6:26pm MDT

Our long, hot summer continues and today Denver set a record high temperature. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s mercury topped out at 99 degrees today. That breaks the old record high temperature for August 9 of 98 degrees set in 2012. Thornton lucked out and was actually a slight bit […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for July 18, Thornton hits 100 degrees

Saturday, July 18th, 2020 6:23pm MDT

Another toasty day today, and one that was record-setting. As measured at Denver International Airport, Denver’s official high temperature today topped out at 99 degrees. That ties the record high for July 18 set last year and in previous years. Here in Thornton, we were actually warmer by one degree hitting 100.1 degrees. This is […]

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Denver sees first 90 degree day of the year, sets record high temp for May 19

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 4:31pm MDT

We knew getting our first 90 degree reading of the year was a possibility today and sure enough, we did. Not only that, Denver also set a record high temperature for the date. As measured at Denver International Airport, the high temperature in the Mile High City hit 92 degrees today. That tops the old […]

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Thornton’s 2019 / 2020 snow season comes in as second snowiest of past 13 years

Monday, May 18th, 2020 7:31am MDT

As it appears we are done with the white stuff for the season, we can now report a finally tally for snow. Thornton’s season recorded 84.3 inches, the second most since Thornton Weather came online in 2006. Only the 2015 / 2016 season had more (85.7 inches). The total is most notable because we never […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for April 16

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 11:49pm MDT

Earlier this week we set three cold temperature records. Late tonight another fell. As measured at Denver International Airport, the low temperature in Denver dropped to 19 degrees. The reading easily bested the previous record low temperature for April 16th of 22 degrees last set in 2013.

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 5:40am 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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March 2020 weather recap: Temperatures and precipitation come in above normal

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:26am MDT

The month of March was a relatively quiet one for the most part. We didn’t see any particularly notable extremes and only one significant snowstorm. The month started out on the cool side and we received our first snow of the month on the 2nd. We then put together a stretch lasting two weeks with […]

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Thornton’s April 2020 weather preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 4:20am 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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February 2020 weather recap: Colder than normal temps, above normal snowfall

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 6:38pm MDT

Certainly when you look back on February 2020, you probably will remember it as being cold and snowy. That indeed is true, as the numbers show, however that really only pertained to the first half of the month. The latter part was far more on par with what we expect to see. February 2020 top […]

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Thornton’s March 2020 weather preview: Warmer temps arrive, significant snows possible

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 8:12am 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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