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May 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, May 9th, 2021 4:24am 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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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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April 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 8:11am 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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Severe Weather 101 – Lightning and lightning safety

Friday, April 16th, 2021 3:08am 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 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 – 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 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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Thornton’s April 2021 weather preview: Winter, spring and summer all in one month

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 6:08am 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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Denver ties record high temperature for April 3

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 6:59pm MDT

A beautiful day along the Colorado Front Range and one that has entered the record books. As measured at Denver International Airport, the official high temperature today in the Mile High City topped out at 78 degrees. This tied the record high for April 3 set in 1943. Here in Thornton, we were just a […]

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