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National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
645 PM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...This week in metro Denver weather history...

1-5   In 1913...the 1st marked the start of the heaviest 5-day
        total snowfall in the city`s history.  During this period
        snowfall totaled 45.7 inches.  Starting on the 1st...snow
        fell intermittently for 3 days and accumulated a little
        over 8 inches.  On the 4th and 5th...an additional 37.4
        inches of snow fell.  At Georgetown in the foothills west
        of Denver even more snow fell...86 inches over the 5 days
        with the most...63 inches...on the 4th.  In Colorado...snowfall
        was heavy along the eastern slopes of the mountains from the
        Palmer Divide north.  High winds during the storm caused
        heavy drifting...which blocked all transportation.  Snow
        cover of an inch or more from the storm persisted for
        60 consecutive days from the 1st through January 29...1914.
        Additional snowfall in December and January prolonged the
        number of days.  This is the third longest period of snow
        cover on record in the city.
2-4   In 1909...post-frontal snowfall totaled 6.1 inches in
        downtown Denver.  Most of the snow...5.9 inches...fell
        between 6:00 PM on the 2nd and 6:00 PM on the 3rd.
        North winds were sustained to 18 mph on both the 2nd
        and 3rd.
2-17  In 1939...more than 2 weeks of unseasonably warm weather
        made the month the 3rd warmest on record.  Seven daily
        temperature records were set...including the all time
        record high temperature for the month of 79 degrees on
        the 5th.  Daytime highs were balmy with 14 days in the
        60`s and 70`s.  Low temperatures dipped to freezing or
        below on only 5 days.  The period was dry with only a
        trace of snow on the 12th.
3-4   In 1968...strong chinook winds in Boulder gusting to 52 mph
        downtown caused 7 thousand dollars in damage.  Flying
        debris damaged cars...houses...and other property in Boulder.
        West winds gusted to 49 mph late on the 3rd and to 45 mph
        on the 4th at Stapleton International Airport where the
        temperature climbed to a high of 60 degrees on the 4th.
      In 1970...strong winds whistled through Boulder.  Sustained
        winds of 40 mph with gusts to 70 mph were recorded at the
        National Bureau of Standards in Boulder.  Wind gusts to 50
        mph occurred in downtown Denver.  No damage was reported.
        On the 3rd...northwest winds gusted to 40 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport where the chinook winds warmed the
        temperature to a high of 66 degrees on the 4th.
      In 1999...heavy snow fell over the foothills and metro Denver.
        The heaviest snowfall occurred in the foothills south of
        I-70 and near the Palmer Divide.  Snowfall totals included:
        25 inches near Tiny Town; 18 inches at Conifer; 15 inches
        near Evergreen; 14 inches at Chief Hosa...8 miles west of
        Castle Rock...and near Blackhawk; 12 inches at Pine Junction
        and 8 miles south of Sedalia; 11 inches atop Floyd Hill and
        in Roxborough; and 10 inches at Castle Rock.  Around metro
        Denver...snowfall totals included:  10 inches at Highlands
        Ranch...9 inches at Parker...and 8 inches in Aurora and
        Wheat Ridge.  Elsewhere around the metro area...snowfall
        generally ranged from 3 to 5 inches.  Only 3.2 inches of
        snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  North winds gusted to 32 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 3rd.
      In 2007...high winds developed in and near the Front Range
        Foothills.  Peak wind reports included:  88 mph atop Niwot
        Ridge; 87 mph atop Mines Peak; 80 mph...3 miles southeast of
        Jamestown; 78 mph at Longmont; 74 mph at Table Mesa.  A
        few power outages occurred in Longmont as broken branches
        downed power lines.  Northwest winds gusted to 38 mph at
        Denver International Airport on the 4th.
      In 2013...a storm system brought heavy snow to parts of the
        Front Range Foothills.  Storm totals included:  12 inches...
        7 miles west-southwest of Evergreen; 10.5 inches...3 miles
        north of Bailey; 9.5 inches...3 miles west of Jamestown and
        5 miles northeast of Ward; 9 inches in Bailey...8.5 inches...
        3 miles north of Conifer.
3-15  In 1972...a protracted cold spell held an icy grip on metro
        Denver when maximum temperatures never reached above
        freezing for 10 consecutive days from the 3rd through
        the 12th and minimum temperatures dipped below zero on
        eleven consecutive days from the 5th through the 15th.
        Daily low temperature records were set with 15 degrees
        below zero on the 5th...17 degrees below zero on the 6th...
        and 18 degrees below zero on the 10th.  Daily record low
        maximum readings were set with 3 degrees on the 6th and
        6 degrees on the 9th.  The very cold temperatures were
        caused by 3 to 5 inches of snow cover and a Canadian air
        mass.
4     In 1884...a windstorm during the afternoon produced
        sustained northwest winds to 34 mph with higher gusts.
        The strong wind blew one of the wooden slats from the
        weather instrument shelter...which broke the wet-bulb
        thermometer.
      In 1885...north winds were sustained to 40 mph during
        the early morning hours.  The strong winds were
        accompanied by a cold wave.
      In 1893...northwest winds were sustained to 48 mph with
        gusts as high as 55 mph.  The chinook winds warmed the
        temperature to a high of 58 degrees.
      In 1901...chinook winds sustained from the northwest at 40
        mph with gusts to 48 mph warmed the temperature to a
        high of 55 degrees in the city.
      In 1906...rainfall of only 0.01 inch before daybreak was
        the only measurable precipitation of the month...ranking
        the month the third driest December on record.
      In 1910...cold west winds were strong all day with a
        sustained speed to 44 mph.
      In 1977...northwest winds gusted to 55 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport where the strong chinook winds
        warmed the temperature to a high of 55 degrees.
      In 1978...high winds from 50 to near 150 mph occurred in
        the Boulder area.  A pick-up truck was overturned...and
        a camper top was blown off another truck.  Some roof
        damage was reported.  Northwest winds gusted to 48 mph
        at Stapleton International Airport...where the chinook
        winds warmed the temperature to a high of 57 degrees.
      In 1980...wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph occurred along the
        foothills.  Southwest winds gusted to 31 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.  The chinook winds warmed the
        temperature to a record high of 69 degrees for the day.
      In 1991...a volcanic ash cloud high in the atmosphere was
        clearly visible during the late afternoon being
        illuminated by the setting sun.
      In 1995...very strong downslope winds gusting to 100 mph
        in the foothills knocked down trees and power lines...
        triggering 800 power outages.  Downed power lines sparked
        a half dozen brush fires ranging up to 4 acres in size.
        In Boulder...a  portion of an old drive-in movie screen
        was blown down...and several car windows were shattered.
        The strongest wind gusts recorded were 100 mph at
        Golden Gate Canyon...99 mph at Rocky Flats Environmental
        Technology Site...96 mph in north Boulder...94 mph at
        Wondervu...81 mph at Conifer...and 77 mph in south Boulder.
        West-northwest winds gusted to only 29 mph at Denver
        International Airport.
4-5   In 1912...5.2 inches of post-frontal snow fell in downtown
        Denver.  Most of the snow fell on the 4th when northeast
        winds were sustained to 42 mph with gusts to 46 mph.
      In 1913...a major winter storm produced heavy snowfall and
        blizzard conditions in the city.  The snow fell continuously
        for 40 consecutive hours from 4:30 AM on the 4th until just
        before midnight on the 5th and totaled 37.6 inches.  The
        greatest accumulation on the ground was 32.6 inches at 6:00
        PM on the 5th.  Strong north winds accompanied the storm
        with sustained speeds of 30 mph or more for more than 25
        hours.  The highest sustained wind velocity was 44 mph
        during the afternoon of the 5th.  Winds gusted to 46 mph
        on the 4th and to 47 mph on the 5th.  The winds piled the
        snow into 4-and 5-foot drifts.  By noon on the 4th traffic
        was interrupted...and by evening the heavy wet snow had
        blocked most streets and highways.  Street cars stalled
        when streets became blocked.  Automobiles and other
        conveyances were abandoned in the streets.  By the 5th...
        the blockage extended to steam railroads.  Flat roofed
        buildings collapsed...including the roof of the Calvary
        Baptist Church.  Many downtown workers were unable to make
        it home on the night of the 4th and filled downtown hotels
        to overflowing.  Some enjoyed the festive mood of the
        occasion and partied through the night.  The City
        Auditorium...jail...and several movie houses served as
        shelters for hundreds of people.  The snow was remarkably
        moist for this time of year with a total water content of
        3.44 inches.  Temperatures during the storm were between
        25 and 34 degrees.  Cold weather followed the storm and
        snow remained on the ground for a long time.  On some street
        car lines...it took 6 to 7 days before the right of way could
        be cleared.  The foothills measured even more snow from the
        storm.  At Georgetown...the 2 day snowfall totaled 71 inches.
        The 2.12 inches of precipitation measured on the 4th is the
        greatest calendar day precipitation ever recorded during the
        month of December in Denver.  The 2.29 inches of
        precipitation measured from the 4th into the 5th is the
        greatest 24 hour precipitation ever recorded in the city
        during December.
      In 1972...only 4.5 inches of snow fell at Stapleton
        International Airport...but high winds on the evening of
        the 4th caused blizzard conditions over the plains east of
        Denver.  A 21-year-old University of Colorado student
        caught in the storm while cross country skiing west of
        Boulder froze to death.  North winds gusted to 32 mph
        at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1979...the Front Range was hit by strong chinook winds.
        The Boulder area was hardest hit with winds gusting to
        119 mph at Rocky Flats and 92 mph in the city.  A wind
        gust to 104 mph was recorded at Wondervu.  Damage was
        widespread...amounting to 1.2 million dollars mainly around
        Boulder.  Roofs were blown off several buildings and homes...
        hundreds of windows were broken...and many cars were damaged
        by flying debris.  Small planes were severely damaged at
        3 airports in the area.  West winds gusted to 55 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport on the 5th.
      In 1996...persistent westerly flow aloft produced more high
        winds in and near the Front Range foothills.  Several
        locations reported hurricane force winds with peak gusts
        of 100 to 120 mph.  The high winds downed trees and power
        lines...leaving 700 residents without power for nearly 4
        hours in the communities of Beaver Brook...Blue Valley...
        Conifer...Evergreen...and Floyd Hill.  A wall of a building
        under construction in Lafayette was toppled...a semi-truck
        was blown over near the Boulder turnpike damaging a
        concrete barrier...and a 60-foot tree crushed a parked
        pick-up truck at a Denver residence.  High wind gusts
        included:  an estimated 120 mph at Blackhawk...115 mph at
        Aspen Springs...100 mph at the Eldora Ski Resort...75 mph
        atop Shanahan Ridge near Boulder...74 mph near Conifer...and
        71 mph at the Rocky Flats Environmental Test Facility.
        At Denver International Airport...west winds gusted to 51
        mph on the 4th and to only 38 mph on the 5th.
4-6   In 1960...heavy snowfall totaled 12.0 inches over the 3 days
        with 5.1 inches on the 4th...5.2 inches on the 5th...and
        1.7 inches on the 6th.  Rain changed to snow early on the
        4th and ended by early afternoon.  Snow started again early
        on the 5th and continued through midday on the 6th.  West
        northwest winds gusted to 30 mph on the 4th.  Post cold
        frontal temperatures cooled from a high of 38 degrees on
        the 4th to a low of 7 degrees below zero on the 6th.
5     In 1897...west chinook winds sustained to 48 mph with gusts
        to 60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 60 degrees.
      In 1906...only a trace of snow fell in downtown Denver.
        This...along with a trace of snow on both the 28th and 29th...
        was the only snow of the month...ranking the month the
        second least snowiest December on record.
      In 1939...the highest temperature ever recorded in December...
        79 degrees...occurred.
      In 1979...strong chinook winds gusted to 55 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1993...strong winds in and near the foothills swept across
        metro Denver.  Wind gusts to 71 mph were recorded atop
        Squaw Mountain and 68 mph at Rollinsville.  Wind gusts to
        69 mph were observed at Jefferson County Airport near
        Broomfield...and to 68 mph on Table Mesa in southwest
        Boulder.  Northwest wind gusts to 44 mph were recorded at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 2002...only a trace of snow fell at the site of the former
        Stapleton International Airport.  This...along with the trace
        of snow on the 18th...was the only snow of the month...ranking
        the month the 2nd least snowiest on record.
      In 2005...high winds in Boulder broke windows...damaged roofs...
        and produced power outages that left around 10 thousand
        people without electricity.  In the Golden area along
        C-470...I-70...and the McIntyre Parkway...seven tractor
        trailers were overturned by strong cross-winds.  Peak
        wind gusts included:  98 mph near Eldorado Springs...90 mph
        at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder...
        85 mph near Evergreen...83 mph at Jefferson County Airport
        near Broomfield...80 mph near Golden...and 76 mph near
        Longmont.  West to northwest winds gusted to 39 mph at
        Denver International Airport.
5-6   In 1883...a major snow storm hit the city.  Heavy snow fell
        from 10:00 AM on the 5th to 7:30 AM on the 6th.  The amount
        of snowfall was not recorded...but precipitation from melted
        snow totaled 1.75 inches...which would give an estimated
        snowfall of nearly 18 inches.  Temperatures during the
        storm were in the 30`s...so some of the snow may have melted
        as it fell.  However...railroads were blocked and telegraph
        lines were downed in all directions.  Telephone wires and
        poles were nearly all broken down.  The company manager
        estimated the damage at 30 thousand dollars.  Northeast
        winds were sustained to 24 mph in the city.
      In 1892...heavy snow totaled 6.2 inches in downtown Denver.
        Most of the snow...6.0 inches...fell on the 6th.
      In 2001...high winds developed in the foothills northwest of
        Denver.  Winds gusted to 74 mph at Aspen Springs.  West-
        northwest winds gusted to 35 mph at Denver International
        Airport...where the temperature warmed to a high of 55
        degrees on the 6th.
5-7   In 1978...a major storm dumped heavy snow across metro Denver.
        At Stapleton International Airport...snowfall totaled 8.5
        inches...northeast winds gusted to 46 mph...and temperatures
        plunged from a high of 49 degrees on the 5th to a low of
        only 6 degrees on the 6th.  Maximum temperature of 6 degrees
        on the 7th was a new daily record low maximum reading.  Most
        of the snow...6.7 inches...fell on the 5th.
5-8   In 1983...high winds occurred in and near the foothills each
        day.  Wind gusts to 63 mph were registered in Golden Gate
        Canyon on the evening of the 5th.  On the evening of the
        6th...winds knocked down trees...snapped power lines...and blew
        out windows across metro Denver.  Gusts were clocked to 102
        mph in southwest metro Denver...while wind gusts to 38 mph
        were recorded at Stapleton International Airport.  On the
        7th...winds overturned a tractor trailer near Castle Rock.
        After midnight on the 8th...gusts to 97 mph were reported in
        southeast Boulder.  Wind speeds of 60 to 70 mph were
        reported in other parts of metro Denver.
6     In 1939...high temperature of 73 degrees was a record maximum
        for the date.  Low temperature of 44 degrees was a record
        high minimum for the date.
      In 1967...strong west winds produced blowing dust at Stapleton
        International Airport where a wind gust to 55 mph was
        recorded.  A heavy windstorm caused minor damage in Boulder.
        In Denver...some structural panels were blown from a building...
        and the screen of an outdoor theater was severely damaged.
        There were unofficial reports of wind gusts to 75 mph in
        metro Denver.
      In 1977...wind gusting to 85 mph raked the foothills from
        Boulder to Morrison.  A few houses under construction
        were blown down.  Northwest winds gusted to 39 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1991...high in the atmosphere...a volcanic ash cloud was
        clearly visible in the direction of the sun during the
        late morning and early afternoon.
6-7   In 1953...high winds buffeted the eastern foothills.  Wind
        gusts to 80 mph occurred on Lookout Mountain.  In Denver
        winds gusted to 65 mph.  Damage in Boulder totaled 15
        hundred dollars.
7     In 1897...west winds were sustained to 53 mph with gusts to
        66 mph.  The chinook winds warmed the temperature to a
        high of 62 degrees...the warmest day of the month.
      In 1957...a vigorous cold front produced a dust storm as it
        moved south across metro Denver.  West-northwest wind gusts
        to 59 mph were recorded at Stapleton Airport where the
        surface visibility was briefly reduced to 1/2 mile in
        blowing dust.  Light snowfall of only 0.8 inch followed
        the passage of a secondary Canadian cold front.
      In 1958...the worst wind storm in several years caused 10
        thousand dollars damage in Boulder where wind gusts were
        estimated to 75 mph.
      In 1977 winds up to 115 mph were reported in the Boulder
        area where one house was unroofed and another damaged.
        One woman was knocked down by the wind and injured.
        Several families were evacuated from homes in Boulder.
        Damage to trailers and motor vehicles was widespread.
        West winds gusted to 54 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport where the chinook winds warmed the temperature
        to a high of 64 degrees.
      In 1987...strong winds buffeted the Front Range foothills.
        A peak gust to 93 mph was recorded at the National Center
        for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.  Nearby...a metal shed
        was blown over a fence into a tree two houses away.  Wind
        gusts of 70 to 80 mph were common in Boulder.
      In 1988...4 to 8 inches of snow fell across metro Denver and
        caused traffic gridlock conditions on area highways.  The
        3.9 inches of snow at Stapleton International Airport caused
        two-hour flight delays.  Northeast winds gusted to 25 mph.
      In 2005...a brief cold snap resulted in record breaking
        temperatures.  The low temperature of 13 degrees below zero
        was a record minimum for the date.  The high temperature of
        only 3 degrees was a record low maximum for the date.  The
        cold temperatures were accompanied by 1.4 inches of light
        snow that was measured at Denver Stapleton overnight on the
        6th and 7th.
7-9   In 1919...an apparent Arctic cold front brought extreme cold
        and light snow to the city.  Snowfall totaled only 2.5
        inches on the 7th and 8th.  Temperatures dipped to lows
        of 14 degrees below zero on the 8th and to 20 degrees below
        zero on the 9th.  Both readings were daily record minimums.
        High temperatures were only 4 degrees on the 8th and 7
        degrees on the 9th.
      In 1923...a major storm dumped 13.5 inches of snowfall on
        downtown Denver.  The apparent post-frontal snowfall
        started during the late afternoon of the 7th and continued
        through the evening of the 9th.  Temperatures dipped from a
        high of 66 degrees on the 7th with west winds sustained to
        35 mph to a low of only 14 degrees on the 9th...with north
        winds sustained to 25 mph.
8     In 1880...severe winds buffeted the eastern foothills...causing
        some damage in Boulder.
      In 1987...high winds damaged a chimney and roof of a house
        near Bergen Park in the foothills west of Denver.  Gusts
        were estimated to 70 mph.  Northwest winds gusted to
        33 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
8-9   In 1943...4.5 inches of snow fell in downtown Denver.  This
        was the only measurable snow of the month.  North winds
        were sustained to 26 mph on the 8th.
      In 2003...snowfall totaled 3 to 6 inches across metro Denver.
        Snowfall was heavier in and near the foothills with
        8.0 inches measured in Boulder and 10 miles southwest of
        Sedalia.  Snowfall was 3.9 inches at the site of the
        former Stapleton International Airport.  Most of the snow
        fell on the 8th...as the snow ended shortly after midnight.
        North winds gusted to 29 mph at Denver International
        Airport.
      In 2008...an upslope snowstorm produced heavy snow in and near
        the foothills of Boulder...Jefferson and Douglas Counties...
        and along the Palmer Divide south of Denver.  Storm totals
        in the foothills ranged from 8 to 15 inches.  In Boulder
        and in areas west and south of Denver...storm totals ranged
        from 6 to 13 inches.  The snowfall measurement at Denver
        International Airport was 3.9 inches.
8-10 In 1985 a slow moving storm dumped 10 to 20 inches of snow
        over the northeast plains...closing schools and businesses
        in many areas along the Front Range north of Denver.  At
        Stapleton International Airport...snowfall totaled 9.9 inches
        with a maximum snow depth of 7 inches on the ground.  North
        winds gusted to 24 mph.  The snow caused long air traffic
        delays at Stapleton International Airport on the 9th.
      In 1997...persistent light to moderate snowfall combined
        with strong and gusty northerly winds to produce much
        blowing and drifting snow across metro Denver.  The
        hardest hit areas were south of Denver where north winds
        at speeds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph caused near
        whiteout conditions.  The strong winds produced drifts
        2 to 4 feet deep and dropped wind chill temperatures
        well below zero.  Sections of both I-25 and I-70 and other
        roads were closed as travel became impossible due to
        blowing snow.  Numerous traffic accidents were reported and
        a handful of people were stranded during the snowstorm.
        Snowfall totals included:  22 inches at Conifer...13 inches
        at Castle Rock...12 inches at Parker...and 8 inches in
        southeast Aurora.  Snowfall totaled 5.5 inches at the
        site of the former Stapleton International Airport.
        North winds gusted to 36 mph at Denver International
        Airport on the 10th.
8-12  In 1932...the second longest sub-zero period on record in
        Denver occurred.  The temperature fell below zero shortly
        after 1:00 PM on the 8th and remained below zero for 92
        hours until 9:00 AM on the 12th.  The lowest temperature
        recorded during this period was 13 degrees below zero on
        both the 9th and 11th.  That temperature on the 11th was
        a record low for the date.  High temperatures of 4 on the
        8th...5 below zero on the 9th...1 below zero on the 10th...
        and 6 below zero on the 11th were record low maximum
        temperatures for those dates.  Light north winds at 5 to
        10 mph were accompanied by occasional light snow...which
        totaled only 2.2 inches.
9     In 1898...the very cold air mass that settled over the
        city behind an apparent cold front on the 7th plunged
        temperatures to a low of 20 degrees below zero.  The
        high temperature climbed to only 5 degrees.
      In 1910...chinook west winds sustained to 46 mph warmed
        the temperature to 60 degrees...the warmest reading
        of the month that year.
      In 1919...the minimum temperature dipped to 20 degrees
        below zero in downtown Denver...setting a record low
        for the date.
      In 1984...high winds occurred in the foothills with a gust
        to 69 mph recorded at Golden Gate Canyon west of Denver.
        West winds gusted to 36 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport.
      In 1992...high winds were recorded over most of the day in the
        Front Range foothills.  Wind gusts to 95 mph were measured
        in the Table Mesa area of Boulder.  Northwest winds gusted
        to 43 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1993...a weather observer in Boulder recorded a wind gust
        to 73 mph.  North winds gusted to 37 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1998...metro Denver and areas in the foothills received
        the first significant snowfall in more than a month.
        The upslope snow event deposited up to 17 inches in the
        foothills with generally 4 to 8 inches across metro
        Denver west of I-25.  Snowfall totals included 17 inches
        at Crescent Park and 16 inches in nearby Coal Creek Canyon.
        Other snow amounts included:  16 inches at Tiny Town; 14
        inches at Chief Hosa...Evergreen...and Genesee; 13 inches in
        Conifer; 12 inches at Nederland; 11 inches in Eldorado
        Canyon; 9 inches just west of Boulder; 8 inches in Boulder;
        and 7 inches in Broomfield and Golden.  Only 3.6 inches of
        snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  Northeast winds gusted to 26 mph at Denver
        International Airport.
9-13  In 1961...cold arctic air produced a protracted cold period.
        The temperature plunged to 16 degrees below zero on the
        10th...establishing a new record for the date and the
        coldest reading since 25 degrees below zero on February 1...
        1951.  Low temperatures dipped below zero on 5 consecutive
        days with 9 degrees below zero on the 9th...16 below on the
        10th...10 below on the 11th...and 12 below on both the 12th
        and 13th.  High temperatures reached only 3 degrees on the
        10th and 6 degrees on the 11th.
10    In 1953...snowfall totaled 3.8 inches at Stapleton Airport
        where northeast winds were sustained at speeds to 47 mph
        and gusted to 60 mph behind a cold front.
      In 1969...sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph in
        downtown Boulder caused minor damage.  Northwest winds
        gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1980...winds to 60 mph whistled through Boulder.
      In 1987...strong winds in the foothills spread over northern
        portions of metro Denver.  Wind gusts of 60 to 75 mph were
        common in Boulder and southwestern Weld counties.  However...
        the highest reported wind gust...94 mph...occurred near
        Rollinsville.  A northwest wind gust to 36 mph was recorded
        at Stapleton International Airport.
10-11 In 1933...downslope winds produced warm temperatures...resulting
        in record high minimums of 46 degrees on the 10th and 44
        degrees on the 11th.  High temperatures of 66 degrees on the
        10th and 62 degrees on the 11th were not records.  Southwest
        winds were sustained to 16 mph on the 10th.
      In 1939...high temperatures of 70 degrees on the 10th and 74
        degrees on the 11th were record maximums for the dates.
        The low temperatures of 39 degrees on the 10th and 41
        degrees on the 11th were not records.
      In 1948...high winds in Boulder and Louisville caused 1750
        dollars in damage.  Wind gusts in excess of 70 mph were
        reported at Valmont and Boulder Airport.  Chinook wind
        gusts to 60 mph briefly reduced the visibility to 1/4 mile
        in blowing dust at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1989...the season`s greatest snowfall to date hit metro
        Denver with 6 to 12 inches of snow.  Flight delays at
        Stapleton International Airport reached 2 hours.  Multiple
        wrecks snarled traffic on I-25 both north and south of the
        city.  Snowfall totaled 7.0 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusted to 25 mph
        on the 10th.

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