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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 3:06am MDT

During the spring and summer months in Colorado, a wide array of severe weather can strike. Tornadoes may grab all the headlines, but straight line winds and hail can do a great amount of damage in their own right – and they are more common. Straight line winds are winds out of a thunderstorm and […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Floods and Flash Floods

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 5:05am MDT

For much of Colorado, floods and flash floods present a grave danger to life and property. These usually are the result of one of two things – spring snow melt occurring rapidly or a severe thunderstorm. Colorado is very susceptible to flash flooding and these occur somewhere every year in the state. The waters from […]

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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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Severe Weather 101 – Watches, Warnings and More

Monday, April 12th, 2021 4:15am MDT

We’ve all seen TV or Internet news of a weather related watch or warning being issued. But, how many really know what they mean? There is a pretty big difference between the two and it is important to be aware just what it means to you so you can take the appropriate precautions. Dozens of […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for November 4

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 6:13pm MDT

Our mild weather continued today and set another record, the third in the past two days. Officially, as measured at Denver International Airport, the high temperature today topped out at 77 degrees. This just beat out the previous record high for November 4th of 76 degrees set over 100 years ago in 1915. Thornton was […]

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Denver ties one warm weather record for November 3, breaks another

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 11:59pm MDT

This mild weather has been quite nice but it certainly is not normal for this time of year with mercury readings well above average. The Mile High City saw two weather records tied or broken on Tuesday. As measured at DIA, Denver saw a high temperature of 79 degrees. This tied the record high for […]

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week recap

Saturday, October 24th, 2020 4:30am MDT

As we have talked about this week, winter weather can be dangerous and downright deadly.  However, being prepared helps to ensure that you and your family remain safe when the snow starts to fly or other winter weather conditions occur. It is very easy to ignore the dangers of weather – no matter the season […]

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Avalanche safety – Be prepared or die

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 3:40am MDT

As snow starts to fall, many Coloradoans and out of state visitors will take advantage of it and head to the mountains for a variety of outdoor activities.  Whether skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking, anyone who spends time outdoors in the high country needs to be aware of the danger avalanches present.  On average six people […]

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High winds a major threat in Colorado during the winter

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 4:59am MDT

As we often experience, high winds in Colorado can cause conditions to deteriorate rapidly.  They present a very real danger to life and property, especially when coupled with other winter conditions like snow. Why does it seem like we get so much wind in the winter?  What causes this?  How can you prepare and protect […]

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Fall colors 2020: When and where to go for leaf peeping

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 7:34am MDT

This time of year many folks start thinking about heading to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. Where to go?  Below are five of ThorntonWeather.com’s favorite ones near Denver – plus a few further out and some bonus ideas.  After that, we will tell you where you can […]

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