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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST WED NOV 8 2017

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

7-8   In 1969...wind gusts to 48 mph in downtown Boulder caused
        minor damage.
8     In 1896...southwest chinook winds sustained to 42 mph with
        gusts as high as 46 mph warmed the temperature to a high
        of 53 degrees.
      In 1977 near-blizzard conditions in blowing snow caused the
        closure of I-70 to the west of Denver in Clear Creek Canyon
        and east of Denver to Limon.  Northeast wind gusts to 46 mph
        were recorded at Stapleton International Airport where
        snowfall totaled only 1.1 inches.
      In 1984...a rare November thunderstorm produced west winds
        gusting to 31 mph...but only 0.04 inch of rain at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1996...high winds gusting from 80 to 100 mph were recorded
        at Wondervu in the foothills southwest of Boulder.  West
        northwest winds gusted to 32 mph at Denver International
      In 2006...the temperature in Denver climbed to a high of 80
        degrees.  This was the first time the temperature had ever
        exceeded the 70`s in November since records began in 1872.
        This new all-time record maximum temperature for the month
        of November was also a new daily record and the highest
        temperature ever recorded so late in the season.
8-9   In 1897...west winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts
        as high as 50 mph in the city.
      In heavy snowfall totaled 8.4 inches over
        downtown Denver.  Most of the snow...6.6 inches...fell on the
        9th.  North winds were sustained to 26 mph with gusts to
        30 mph on the 8th.
      In 1950...a major winter storm dumped 10.4 inches of snow at
        Stapleton Airport with the most snow...7.8 inches...falling
        on the 8th.  East winds gusted to 31 mph at Stapleton
        Airport on the 8th.  Snowfall totaled 8.2 inches in
        downtown Denver.
      In 1958...strong winds caused some damage in Boulder.  West-
        northwest winds gusted to 40 mph at Stapleton Airport on
        the 8th.
      In 1975...heavy snowfall hit metro Denver.  Snowfall at
        Stapleton International Airport totaled 8.0 inches and
        east winds gusted to 21 mph.  Power outages caused by the
        storm affected over 10 thousand people in metro Denver.  In
        the foothills west of Denver...10 to 15 inches of snow fell.
        The storm produced the greatest 24-hour precipitation...1.29
        inches...ever recorded during the month of November in the
      In 1983...metro Denver received 4 to 8 inches of snow with the
        heaviest amounts near the foothills.  It was the first
        measurable snow of the season in Denver.  Only 1.8 inches of
        snow fell at Stapleton International Airport where north
        winds gusted to 20 mph.
      In 1989...strong winds hit the Front Range.  On the 9th...the
        wooden frame of a house under construction in Boulder was
        blown down.  The previous evening a power outage blackened
        Nederland.  Wind gusts to 95 mph were recorded 4 miles
        south of Rollinsville with 97 mph on Fritz Peak near that
        town.  At Stapleton International Airport...northwest winds
        gusted to 45 mph on the 8th and to 38 mph on the 9th.
      In 1998...another upslope snow event developed in the Front
        Range foothills.  The heaviest snowfall occurred in west
        central Jefferson County where 14 inches were measured
        8 miles west of Conifer.  Other snowfall totals included:
        10 inches at Evergreen and 9 miles northwest of Bergen
        Park; 9 inches at Genesee...Nederland...and near the Chief
        Hosa exit on I-70; and 8 inches in Coal Creek Canyon.  On
        the 9th...snowfall was 2.6 inches at the site of the former
        Stapleton International Airport.  North-northeast winds
        gusted to 30 mph at Denver International Airport on the 9th.
8-10  In 1985...Indian summer came to an abrupt end when a winter
        storm dumped 10 to 18 inches of snow in the Front Range
        foothills and 6 to 10 inches across metro Denver...snarling
        traffic and causing flight delays of up to 3 hours at
        Stapleton International Airport.  The temperature plunged
        from a high of 66 degrees on the 8th to a low of only 13
        degrees on the 9th...after the passage of a vigorous cold
        front with northeast winds gusting to 32 mph.  The
        temperature climbed to only 19 degrees on the 10th...setting
        a record low maximum for the date.  Snowfall totaled 7.3
        inches at Stapleton International Airport with most of the
        snow...7.1 inches...falling on the 9th.

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