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October 2022 weather recap: Mild temps, not much precipitation

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 6:49am MST

October 2022 goes into the books as one that saw Thornton experience above normal mercury readings and below normal precipitation. However, those were also a formula for a great number of pleasant, fall days. Overall, Thornton’s average temperature for the month came in at an even 52.0 degrees. As measured at Denver International Airport, the […]

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October 30 to November 5: This Week in Denver Weather History

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 5:27am MST

The further we go into the cold season, the more we see significant winter-like events in our look back at Denver weather history. Many significant snowstorms have occurred this week in the past including one in 1946 that dumped more than 30 inches of snow on Denver. From the National Weather Service: 28-30 In 1971…a […]

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October 2022 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Friday, October 28th, 2022 5:00am 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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October 23 to October 29: This Week in Denver Weather History

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 5:41am MST

It’s not quite Halloween but leading up to the holiday we see plenty of  ‘scary’ weather in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. High winds are relatively commonplace and so too are major snowstorms. One recent event in 1997 dumped 14 to 31 inches of the white stuff on the metro […]

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October 16 to October 22: This Week in Denver Weather History

Sunday, October 16th, 2022 5:59am MST

Snow and wind are two common conditions we see this time of year and our look back at this week in Denver weather history certainly has those type of events. Also notable is a surprising October hail storm 13 years ago that went into the books as one of the costliest in history. From the […]

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October 9 to October 15: This Week in Denver Weather History

Thursday, October 13th, 2022 5:37am MST

Denver has yet to get a taste of wintry weather this year as we continue what has been a very dry period the last few months. In the past that hasn’t always been the case and our look back at this week in Denver weather history shows that heavy, winter-like snowstorms can and do strike […]

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Leaf peeping 2022: When and where to see the fall colors

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 4:44am MST

This time of year many folks start thinking about heading to the hills west of Denver in search of gold – fall foliage gold. Where to go?  Below are five of ThorntonWeather.com’s favorite ones near Denver – plus a few further out and some bonus ideas.  After that, we will tell you where you can […]

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Thornton’s October 2022 preview: Generally calm conditions with our first freeze and snow

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 1:11pm MST

With the first full month of fall here, October usually brings one of the quietest weather months in the Denver area with plenty of mild, sunny days and clear, cool nights. October is historically the second sunniest month and conditions are generally calm. However we also will usually see our first taste of winter during […]

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October 2 to October 8: This Week in Denver Weather History

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 1:09pm MST

October is usually a relatively calm weather month in Denver but can see some interesting events. In our look back at this week in Denver weather history we see tornadoes, damaging wind and of course snow. From the National Weather Service: 2 In 1903…southwest winds were sustained to 42 mph with gusts as high as […]

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September 25 to October 1: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, September 25th, 2022 5:02am MST

Colorado’s famously inconsistent weather can be seen in our look back at this week in Denver weather history. Not only do we see damaging thunderstorms and winds but even major snowstorms that deposited more than a foot of the white stuff on the city. From the National Weather Service: 25 In 1873…a fire was sighted […]

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