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The Mile High City’s lack of snow is now one for the record books

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 1:14pm MDT

As of today, Denver has broken the record for the latest measurable snowfall on record. The old record for latest snowfall was November 21 1934. Today, it has been 215 days since the Mile High City has received measurable snowfall and we will lengthen that record. There is a slim chance for some snow Wednesday night […]

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November 2021 preview: The transition to winter begins

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 5:04am 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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Thornton’s October 2021 preview: Generally calm conditions with our first freeze and snow

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 5:08am 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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Thornton’s September 2021 weather preview

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:03am 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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Denver sets new record high temperature for July 28

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 5:11pm MDT

Another high temperature record in the books for summer 2021. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s temperature topped out at 100 degrees today. This easily bests the record high for the date of 98 degrees set 145 years ago in 1876. Here in Thornton, we matched the 100 degree mark. This […]

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

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 6:11pm 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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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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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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