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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE FEB 13 2018

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

10-13 In extremely cold Arctic air mass moved over the city
        behind a cold front on the 10th and persisted through the
        morning of the 13th.  North winds were sustained to 25 mph
        behind the front on the 10th dropping the temperature to a
        low of 2 degrees below zero...which was also the high reading
        on the 11th.  Light snowfall totaled 3.0 inches overnight
        of the 10th into the 11th.  The low temperature plunged to
        19 degrees below zero on the 11th.  Records were set on the
        12th and 13th.  The high temperature of only zero degrees on
        the 12th was a record low maximum for the date.  The low
        readings of 21 degrees below zero on the 12th and 14 degrees
        below zero on the 13th were record minimum temperatures for
        those dates.
11-13 In 1903...west to northwest chinook winds gusting to 34 mph
        warmed the temperature to a high of 50 degrees on the 11th...
        before temperatures rapidly plunged to a low of 14 degrees
        behind a cold front.  Light snow fell through the 13th and
        totaled 4.2 inches in the city...while temperatures ranged
        from a high of 14 degrees on the 12th to a low of 5 degrees
        below zero on the 13th.
12-13 In 1915...heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches over downtown
        Denver.  Northwest winds were sustained to 24 mph on the
      In 1951...heavy snowfall totaled 8.1 inches at Stapleton
        Airport where northeast winds gusted to 28 mph on the 12th.
      In 1968...snowfall totaled 5.6 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where northeast winds gusted to
        26 mph.  Snow fell all day on the 12th and into the morning
        hours of the 13th.
      In 1997...heavy snow fell in the foothills southwest of
        Denver.  Conifer...Evergreen...Morrison...and North Turkey
        Creek received 6 to 8 inches of new snow overnight.
        Only 0.2 inch of snow fell at the site of the former
        Stapleton International Airport.  North-northeast winds
        gusted to 23 mph at Denver International Airport on the
13    In 1886...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph during
        the early morning hours...but winds were strong and gusty
        all day.
      In 1918...west winds were sustained to 42 mph with a measured
        extreme velocity to 44 mph.  The strong chinook winds
        warmed the temperature to a high of 58 degrees.
      In 1988...high winds raked metro Denver.  Boulder reported a
        wind gust to 67 mph with 63 mph at Lakewood and 49 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.  The strong winds toppled
        a tree onto a car in Aurora.  Northwest winds gusting to
        49 mph at Stapleton International Airport warmed the
        temperature to a high of 64 degrees.
       In 2010...a peak wind gust to 89 mph was recorded in Boulder.
        North winds gusted to 28 mph at Denver International
13-14 In 1895...a cold air mass settled over the city.  High
        temperatures of only 4 degrees on the 13th and 8 degrees
        on the 14th were record low maximum temperatures for each
        day.  Low temperatures were 6 degrees below zero on the
        13th and 5 degrees below zero on the 14th...but were not
        records.  Light snow totaled only 0.4 inch.  Winds were
      In 1960...snowfall totaled 6.1 inches and north-northwest
        winds gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1967...high winds were widespread along the foothills where
        wind gusts of 60 to 90 mph were common.  A wind gust to 108
        mph was measured at the National Center for Atmospheric
        Research in Boulder.  Sustained winds of 50 to 55 mph with
        gusts as high as 70 mph were recorded in downtown Boulder.
        An estimated 3 thousand dollars in damage occurred to
        mobile homes in Boulder.  Power lines were downed over a
        wide area.  At Stapleton International Airport...west winds
        gusted to 32 mph on the 13th and southwest winds gusted to
        48 mph on the 14th.
      In 1972...winds gusted to 67 mph at the National Bureau of
        Standards in Boulder.  Wind gusts to 49 mph were measured
        in downtown Boulder.  West winds gusted to 26 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 2001...heavy snow fell across metro Denver and in the
        foothills.  Snowfall totals included:  8 inches at
        Evergreen; 7 inches atop Crow Hill and in Lakewood;
        6 inches in Denver...Doubleheader...Eldorado Springs...
        Morrison...and Pine Junction.  Snowfall totaled 4.8 inches
        at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport.
        Northeast winds gusted to 33 mph at Denver International
        Airport on the 13th.

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