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May 15 to May 21: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 12:05pm MDT

Springtime in Denver brings a variety of weather and flooding becomes a very real threat. In our look back at this week in Denver weather history we see many such events including one in 1864 that killed 19 people and destroyed the Rocky Mountain News building. From the National Weather Service: 14-15 In 1977…high winds […]

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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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May 8 to May 14: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 5:02am MDT

Think we are done with snow for the season? That may be the case this year but it isn’t always so. Looking back at this week in Denver history we do see snowfall has occurred along with more typical spring weather including heavy rains that led to flooding. From the National Weather Service: 4-8 In […]

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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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May 1 to May 7: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 5:14am MDT

May can bring a variety of conditions from snow and cold to severe thunderstorms and flooding rains. Looking back at this week in Denver weather history we see where all of those events have made an appearance in our past. From the National Weather Service: 29-2 In 1954…a major storm dumped 10.1 inches of snowfall […]

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May 2021 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Monday, May 31st, 2021 6:24pm 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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May 30 to June 5: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, May 30th, 2021 5:05am MDT

There are many notable events on our look back at the weather history books for this week but one in particular stands out. It was 30 years ago this week, on June 3, that the infamous Thornton tornado struck. This twister still stands as the most damaging tornado to have ever struck the Denver metro […]

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May 23 to May 29: This week in Denver weather history

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 4:58am MDT

We are getting closer to Colorado’s severe weather season and see how dangerous it can be when we look back in Denver weather history.  Many occurrences of dangerous lightning, large hail, flooding and tornadoes have been the hallmark of this week in Denver weather history. 20-27 In 2002…lightning sparked a wildfire near Deckers.  Extremely dry […]

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Thornton sees more precipitation so far in 2021 than in all of 2020

Monday, May 24th, 2021 10:58am MDT

Certainly we are all keenly aware of how wet this year has seemed so far and the numbers back up that feeling. Every month so far this year has seen above average precipitation (based on 16-year running average) and we have in fact received more precipitation so far this year than in all of last […]

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May 16 to May 22: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, May 16th, 2021 5:42am MDT

Late spring typically brings some of the most eventful weather Denver sees throughout the year and our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows that.  There are many typical events we would expect to see such as hail, heavy rain and flooding, and even tornadoes.  Most notably, this week marks the two […]

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