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October 17 to October 23: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, October 17th, 2021 9:54am MDT

This year Denver is still waiting for its first snowfall but that certainly has not been the case throughout history.  Many times in our past we have seen not only snow around this time of October but heavy snow as well, oftentimes damaging in nature. 15-17 In 1989…an autumn snowstorm hit metro Denver with 2 […]

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October 10 to October 16: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 5:06am MDT

The farther we get into fall the more we start seeing significant snow events in our look back at the week in history.  None of these is more famous than the “Bronco Blizzard” of 1984 that saw the Mile High City buried under nearly a foot of snow – on live television. From the National […]

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October 3 to October 9: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 4:59am MDT

The first half of October historically is quiet for the most part but there have been years with plenty of excitement.  We have seen damaging tornadoes and winds and of course significant snowstorms. From the National Weather Service: 3 In 1875…very dense haze hid the mountains from view as observed from the city. In 1933…rainfall […]

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September 26 to October 2: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, September 26th, 2021 5:05am MDT

Denver has been graced with an unusually mild September this year.  That however is not always the case and in fact the weather can be downright winterish as we see in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. 25-26 In 1908…apparent post-frontal rain changed to snow overnight and totaled 6.5 inches in […]

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September 19 to September 25: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, September 20th, 2021 3:03am MDT

This time of year many folks would consider “snow” a bad four-letter word but living in the Mile High City we can’t rule it out even with it technically still being summer.  In fact, it was only 15 short years ago that we received a significant snowstorm that brought up to 8 inches of snow […]

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September 12 to September 18: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 5:07am MDT

Normally one doesn’t associate tornadoes with September weather in Denver but they can and do happen as we see in our look back in Denver weather history for the week.  We have a couple of occasions of twisters and of a funnel cloud.  Other severe weather like hail, damaging wind and flooding rains have also […]

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September 5 to September 11: This week in Denver weather history

Monday, September 6th, 2021 5:30am MDT

September is typically one of our quietest weather months and in fact it is our sunniest.  That doesn’t however mean we can’t experience weather extremes.  This week in Denver weather history we see everything from scorching heat and severe thunderstorms to snow and damaging wind.  For more about September’s weather, check out our September weather preview. […]

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August 29 to September 4: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 3:18pm MDT

Certainly this time of year we start to see temperatures drop and the conditions moderate.  This is usually one of Denver’s most pleasant times of years when the heat of summer fades and the snow and cold of winter is still far away.  That however wasn’t the case when the most notable event in Denver […]

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August 22 to August 28: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 5:05am MDT

Lightning is a very real danger here in Colorado.  The outdoor-centric lifestyle we lead oftentimes puts us in situations when we are better off heading for cover.  The dangers of not properly taking shelter when lightning is in the area are highlighted by a number of events in our look back at this week in […]

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August 15 to August 21: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, August 15th, 2021 5:15am MDT

While not as common this time of year, severe weather can still strike as we close out summer.  Most notable are the heavy rain events that can come along as a result of the monsoon season.  The dangers of these are oftentimes ignored and as we see can oftentimes turn deadly. 15 In 1899…a thunderstorm […]

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