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Posts Tagged ‘Denver Weather Examiner’

Questions arise about use of DIA weather station; Location far from city invalidates historical comparisons

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 6:20am MDT

Does a move of 12 miles make a difference in what type of weather is seen in Colorado?  Longtime residents know that our weather can vary greatly over short distances and this has many questioning the placement of Denver’s official weather monitoring station. From 1871 to 1949 Denver’s weather was recorded at the National Weather […]

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Independence Day history: Jefferson and Franklin as two of America’s first weathermen

Monday, July 4th, 2011 3:29pm MDT

Certainly anyone who has studied the Founding Fathers is well aware of Benjamin Franklin’s electrifying kite-flying experience.  What many Americans may not know is that he was one of the first storm chasers and his fellow signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, was a weatherman in his own right. Benjamin Franklin’s interest in […]

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Northeastern U.S. paralyzed as nor’easter brings blizzard conditions

Monday, December 27th, 2010 4:52pm MDT

From the southern United States to the mid-Atlantic and New England a major winter storm has had a wide impact in recent days.  Some areas of the south recorded their first Christmas snow in decades and as the storm moved further northeast it turned into a major blizzard. Snow fell as far south as Jacksonville, […]

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The story of the Fourmile Canyon and Reservoir Road fires in pictures

Sunday, September 19th, 2010 5:56am MDT

It seems like it had been a while since Colorado suffered a major wildfire and summer had indeed passed quietly in those terms – until Labor Day.  Spurred on by strong winds and fed by tinder dry fuels the Fourmile Canyon Fire in Boulder County soon exploded and served as a reminder that the fire […]

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While the east roasts, the west chills – Record temperatures of both extremes in the U.S.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 11:12am MDT

Triple digit heat broiled the northeastern United States on Tuesday while record setting cool weather struck southern California. Denver may be next to see cool temperatures for the record books as the United States experiencing a wide variety of temperatures. Slideshow: In pictures – Residents across the northeast try to beat the heat On the […]

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Colorado researchers join VORTEX2 tornado project

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 4:39pm MDT

For the second year in a row, a team of over 100 scientists and dozens of vehicles will take to Tornado Alley in an attempt to study one of Mother Nature’s most destructive phenomena. Like last year, Colorado researchers will be helping with the project. Among the Colorado-based participants are University of Colorado students and […]

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No tornadoes reported in February for the first time on record

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 4:57pm MDT

While there was plenty of notable weather last month in the United States including the severe winter storms in the northeast, tornadoes were not one weather phenomena anyone had to worry about. According to the National Weather Service, there were no twisters reported during February 2010 – the first time since record keeping began in […]

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Rare New Year’s Eve blue moon to shine over the nation

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 7:36am MDT

A relatively rare New Year’s Eve blue moon will be shining down on revelers as they ring in 2010. Blue moons are relatively common but it has been 19 years since one was coupled with December 31st and it will be another 19 years before another occurs. Since the 1940s the term ‘blue moon’ has […]

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Denver gets new National Weather Service weather station near downtown

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 4:51pm MDT

It only took 14 years but Denver finally has an official monitoring station near downtown again. The new station amongst the greens of City Park Golf Course finally gives residents of Denver a place to see what the weather is doing closer to home. With the opening of Denver International Airport in 1995, the National […]

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So what is the story with Examiner.com?

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 6:57am MDT

We are oftentimes asked why we have links to Examiner.com on ThorntonWeather.com and why we plug stories from them.  The reasons stem from our interest on the topics at hand but also because by your visiting Examiner.com, you support ThorntonWeather.com.   Some background on Examiner.com might be useful.  Examiner.com was launched in 2008 by Clarity Media […]

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