Time lapse video: Thornton’s April 16-17, 2016 snowstorm

Mother Nature played a somewhat cruel trick on the Colorado Front Range. The week started with mild temperatures and a definite feeling of spring in the air.  She closed out the week with a significant snowstorm and plenty of cold.

The long-expected storm arrived on the evening of Friday the 15th with rain.  Overnight into the early morning of the 16th, the rain continued, heavy at times.  In the early morning hours, as temperatures dropped, the rain changed to snow and would continue virtually non-stop through the morning of the 17th.

Thornton’s snowfall totals were certainly at the lower end of what was reported in the Denver metro area.  We saw 7.3 inches, much of which melted as fast as it fell.  Other locations not far to the west and south were pushing a foot and locations in the foothills and Palmer Divide saw nearly two feet.

The time lapse video begins at midnight on the morning of the 16th and continues through noon on the 17th.

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