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May 2022 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 10:50am 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.  This provides a prime opportunity for photos of everything weather to flora to fauna. The month of May can bring extremes.  Snow is not entirely uncommon during the month but more common […]

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Denver ties the record high temperature for May 11

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 6:02pm MDT

Summer-like conditions took hold today and the mercury climbed to record-setting territory. As measured at Denver International Airport, the high temperature in the Mile High City topped out at 90 degrees today. This ties the record high for May 11 set in 1961. The reading was the first 90 degree reading of the season and […]

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Denver sets record high temperature for May 7

Saturday, May 7th, 2022 6:02pm MDT

Quite a toasty day for this early in the year! As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City topped out at 89 degrees today. This bests the previous record high temperature for May 7 of 87 degrees set in 1989. Here in Thornton, we matched the Denver mark with a high of 89 […]

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Thornton’s May 2022 preview: From snow to severe storms

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 5:56am 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 2022 we are going to enjoy some much-needed […]

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April 2022 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 3:11am MDT

April can be a tricky month weather-wise with everything from mild temperatures to snow to severe weather being possible.  The good thing about that is that it provides plenty of chances for great photos! April marks a transition between winter and summer for most of the country but for Denver it is especially true as we can […]

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Denver breaks high temperature record for April 22

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 5:44pm MDT

We knew it was going to be extraordinarily warm and blustery today, particularly for April. The numbers bear it out as Denver set a record high temperature for the date, one that also tied for the second warmest April reading on record. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City topped out at […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 15th, 2022 5:00am MDT

Of all the weather types associated with thunderstorms – hail, tornadoes, floods, etc – lightning is usually the most dangerous. In the United States there are an estimated 25 million cloud to ground lightning flashes each year and each one is a potential threat to life and property. During the past 10 years there has […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Hail and Wind

Thursday, April 14th, 2022 5:00am 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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Denver sets low temperature record for April 13

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 6:40am MDT

There was definitely a chill in the air this morning and the data shows it was record-setting. As measured at Denver International Airport, the official low for the Mile High City hit 10 degrees this morning. This easily bests the previous record low for the date of 15 degrees set just two years ago in […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Tornadoes and tornado safety

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 5:00am 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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