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

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 4:58am MDT

August is usually considered one of the calmer weather months in Denver but as our look back in weather history for this week shows, that isn’t always the case.  Thunderstorms and all their associated dangers – lightning, flooding, tornadoes and more – all present a very real danger even this time of year. From the […]

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August 9 to August 15: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 2:33pm MDT

Denver and Colorado as a whole are known for their unusual weather.  This week in particular is notable for one extraordinary event in weather history – clouds of grasshoppers! 8-10 In 1979…heavy thunderstorm rains on each of three consecutive days dumped a total of 2.22 inches of rain at Stapleton International Airport.  The heaviest rain… […]

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August 2 to August 8: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 4:52am MDT

On first glance our look at this week in Denver weather history appears to be less eventful than many we have looked at previously. However, the severity of the events that appear on the historical weather calendar this week are enough to make you stand up and pay attention. While August is typically a pretty […]

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July 26 to August 1: This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, July 26th, 2020 4:52am MDT

Weather can be deadly – we are all well (hopefully) aware of that.  Looking at this week in Denver weather history we are reminded of that and the tragedy that weather can bring to our state.  We see numerous cases of lightning causing death and injury but no one incident highlights the dangers of weather […]

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

Monday, July 20th, 2020 2:17am MDT

This week in weather history we really begin to see the arrival of monsoon season and the heavy rains and flooding it can bring to the Thornton and Denver area.  Be sure to check out the events on the 23rd and what the heavy rain brought to the Thornton area in 2004. 1-31 In 2012…it […]

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

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 4:51am MDT

A busy week in Denver weather history for sure.  Most notable are the occurences of flooding that seem to happen with regularity as well as the costliest hail storm in American history. 1-18 In 1874…a streak of 18 consecutive days of 90 degrees…from the 1st to the 18th…tied for second with another streak that was […]

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

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 3:48am MDT

Our look back at this week in Denver weather history reminds us that severe weather can continue to strike, even during what is normally a relatively calm month. Lightning, hail and flooding are three continuous threats as we see during our look back at history this week. From the National Weather Service: 29-15 In 2000…the […]

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June 28 to July 4: This week in Denver weather history

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 4:13am MDT

As always, an interesting week in Denver and Thornton weather history.  Various severe weather items are noteworthy, none more so than on July 2, 2006 when a teenager wearing an iPod was struck with lightning.  The music player actually contributed to the teen’s injuries by providing a direct route for the electricity into the victim’s […]

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June 21 to June 27: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 5:10am MDT

A typical week during the spring and summer for Denver – tornadoes, hail, damaging winds and more. 1-30 In 2012…it was the hottest June in Denver since weather records began back in 1872. The average temperature for the month was 75.0 degrees which was 7.6 degrees above normal. There were a total of seventeen 90 […]

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June 14 to June 20: This week in Denver weather history

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 4:55am MDT

With severe weather season in full swing/, we see a very eventful week in Denver weather history. Wildfires, amazing hail storms, tornadoes, floods and more all make an appearance on the historical calendar. 1-30 In 2012…it was the hottest June in Denver since weather records began back in 1872. The average temperature for the month […]

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