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November 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 4:19am MST

Typically November is a quiet weather month with plenty of nice, fall days but it can also turn wet with healthy doses of snow and moisture.  The wide variety of conditions can create picturesque scenes ranging from blue skies and snow-capped mountains to a wintry wonderland in the metro area. November is the second snowiest […]

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Thornton’s weekend starts out with more mild temps, will end cooler and unsettled

Friday, November 6th, 2020 5:35am MST

A bit of a mixed bag of weather for us over the next few days. We will initially enjoy a couple of warm days but then a series of fronts will see things cool down and bring a chance for precipitation. Friday will be the most calm and warmest day. Mostly sunny skies will be […]

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Thornton’s November weather preview: Transition to winter weather begins in earnest

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 4:14am MST

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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Denver sets record high temperature for November 4

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

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 MST

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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Time to “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1

Friday, October 30th, 2020 5:57am MST

The biannual ritual of changing our clocks to adjust for Daylight Saving Time occurs this weekend, providing yet another signal of the changing of seasons.  The United States will ‘fall back’ one hour at 2:00am Sunday morning as we return to Standard Time. The ritual of changing our clocks twice a year can be met […]

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October 2020 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 9:09am MST

October in Thornton can bring a wide variety of weather conditions, perfect for the photographer in all of us. The month brings the changing of the colors at Colorado’s lower elevations and it is also is typically when we see our first freeze and first snow. Couple those facts with our usual widely varying landscapes and […]

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Denver sets record low temperature for October 27

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 10:31am MST

Brrr! Following our snowstorm, the cold has lingered and this morning plunged into record-setting territory. Denver’s official low temperature this morning, as measured at DIA, dropped to 8 degrees. This easily bests the previous record low for October 27 of 11 degrees set in 1925. Thornton actually came out on the colder end of things […]

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Denver sets record low maximum temperature for October 26

Monday, October 26th, 2020 6:27pm MST

Oh, yes, it was a surprisingly cold one today with temperature readings more like what we would expect in January, not the end of October. As measured at Denver International Airport, the Mile High City’s official high temperature today topped out at 16 degrees. That shatters the record for the coldest maximum temperature ever recorded […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 4:49am MST

We all are familiar with the crawls on the TV screen or the announcements on the radio for winter weather advisories such as Winter Storm Watch, Blizzard Warning, Freeze Warning and more. But, how many of us really know what those mean? There is very specific criteria the National Weather Service follows in issuing these […]

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