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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE FEB 21 2017

...Today in metro Denver weather history...

19-21 In 1971...heavy snowfall totaled 9.0 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusted to only
        16 mph.  Most of the snow occurred on the 19th and 20th.
        The 24 hour snowfall of 8.2 inches was the greatest in
        February since 1953.
20-21 In 1997...heavy snow fell in the foothills.  Snowfall totals
        included:  16 inches at Eldora Ski Area; 15 inches at South
        Turkey Creek; 14 inches at Conifer and Morrison; and 11
        inches at Blackhawk...Evergreen...and Intercanyon.  Only
        1.0 inch of snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton
        International Airport.  Northeast winds gusted to 32 mph
        at Denver International Airport on the 20th.
      In 2014...high winds occurred in and near the foothills of
        Boulder and Jefferson Counties. Peak wind reports included:
        93 mph near Gold Hill; 89 mph at NCAR Mesa Lab; 83 mph at
        the National Wind Technology Center; 76 mph...in Boulder...4
        miles east-northeast of Nederland and the Junction of
        Colorado Highways 72 and 93; and 75 mph at Lyons. Scattered
        electrical outages were reported in Boulder...Denver and
        Littleton...which affected 3400 Xcel Energy customers.  At
        Denver International Airport...a peak wind of 50 mph was
        observed from the west on the 21st.
21    In 1901...northwest winds sustained to 43 mph with gusts
        to 46 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 55 degrees.
      In 1935...strong west to northwest winds sustained to 30 mph
        with gusts to 34 mph produced considerable blowing dust.
        The chinook winds warmed the temperature to a high of 60
        degrees.
      In 1967...west winds gusting to 53 mph produced some blowing
        dust at Stapleton International Airport.  Winds were strong
        and gusty all day.
      In 1988...high winds were reported along the foothills with
        90 mph in east Boulder where the winds knocked out a few
        street and traffic lights.  The strong winds whipped a
        grass and timber fire in Boulder Canyon.  The fire
        threatened some homes for a time...but was extinguished
        before causing any significant property damage.  West
        winds gusting to 35 mph at Stapleton International Airport
        warmed the temperature to a high of 63 degrees.
21-22 In 1909...a major storm dumped 12.9 inches of heavy snowfall
       over the city.  North winds were sustained to 37 mph on the
       22nd.  Temperatures during the storm hovered in the 20`s.

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