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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST FRI NOV 18 2016

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

14-18 In 1964...the first measurable snowfall of the season
        totaled 6.0 inches at Stapleton International Airport
        where northeast winds gusted to 32 mph on the 14th.
        Most of the snow...4.2 inches...fell on the 14th.  This
        was the only measurable snow of the month.
16-18 In 1921...heavy snowfall totaled 6.5 inches over downtown
        Denver.  This was the only measurable snow of the month.
        East winds were sustained to 14 mph on the 17th.
17-18 In 1869...the heaviest wind storm in 5 or 6 years raked the
        eastern foothills including Boulder...Denver...Georgetown...
        and Golden.  Some hundreds of dollars in damage occurred
        in Boulder.
18    In 1872...fresh west winds contributed to the relative
        humidity dipping to zero at 2:43 PM.  The maximum
        temperature was 54 degrees.
      In 1907...heavy snowfall totaled 6.0 inches over downtown
        Denver.  Snow fell all day.  North winds were sustained
        to 19 mph.
      In 1915...northwest winds were sustained to 42 mph with
        gusts as high as 48 mph.  It was windy most of the day.
      In 1996...high winds struck the foothills west of Denver.
        Wind gusts ranged from 70 to 75 mph.  A few power lines
        were downed...but no major outages were reported.
      In 1998...strong downslope winds developed during the
        morning.  Wind gusts reached a peak of 72 mph at
        Jefferson County Airport near Broomfield.  West winds
        gusted to 41 mph at Denver International Airport.
      In 1999...high winds developed in and near the Front Range
        foothills.  The strong winds downed power lines...which
        sparked several small brush fires.  In Broomfield...
        scaffolding was damaged at the Wadsworth Recreation
        Center...while flying rocks broke several windows at a
        local bank building.  Peak wind gusts included:  91 mph
        atop Blue Mountain near Wondervu...88 mph atop the Gamow
        Tower on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder...
        83 mph at Jefferson County Airport...81 mph at the
        National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab above
        Boulder...and 80 mph at Wondervu.  West-northwest winds
        gusted to 48 mph at Denver International Airport.
18-19 In 1975...snowfall totaled only 5.5 inches and north winds
        gusted to 35 mph causing some blowing snow at Stapleton
        International Airport...while a major blizzard struck
        southeastern Colorado.
      In 1985...4 to 7 inches of snow fell across metro Denver.
        Snowfall totaled 4.4 inches at Stapleton International
        Airport where north winds gusted to 23 mph.
      In 1991...another strong winter storm produced heavy snow
        over metro Denver.  Snowfall totaled 9.5 inches at
        Stapleton International Airport with 9 inches at Parker...
        and 8 inches in southeast Denver...Morrison...and Wheat
        Ridge.  This second storm brought the 5 day (15th-19th)
        snowfall total at Stapleton International Airport to
        21.1 inches.  The greatest depth of snow on the ground
        was 13 inches on the morning of the 19th.  The adverse
        effects of the two storms were diminished by the lack
        of significant winds.
18-20 In 1930...a major storm dumped a total of 13.6 inches of
        snowfall over downtown Denver.  Most of the snow...9.4
        inches...fell on the 19th when north winds were sustained
        to 23 mph.  This was the only measurable snow of the
        month.  Temperatures hovered in the 20`s and lower 30`s.
      In 1956...an intense winter storm dumped 12.8 inches of
        snowfall on metro Denver.  Strong north-northeast winds
        gusting to 33 mph at Stapleton Airport frequently reduced
        the visibility to 1/2 mile in snow and blowing snow on the
        19th.  Most of the snowfall...10.7 inches...occurred on the
        19th.

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