Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 250959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST FRI NOV 25 2016
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
21-25 In 1952...snowfall of 6.2 inches was measured at Stapleton
Airport where northeast winds gusted to 17 mph on the
24-25 In 1908...heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches over downtown
Denver overnight. North winds were sustained to 15 mph.
In 1930 strong winds raked the Front Range eastern foothills.
Winds gusted to 40 mph at Valmont just east of Boulder
where minor damage occurred.
In 1970...strong chinook winds warmed Boulder. At the
National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder...wind
gusts reached 97 mph...while in downtown Boulder winds peaked
to 69 mph. Some minor damage occurred. Northwest winds
gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton International Airport...and the
high temperature warmed to 76 degrees on the 25th...setting a
new record maximum for the date.
25 In 1877...northwest winds were sustained to 50 mph.
In 1902...northwest winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts
to 48 mph. The strong apparent bora winds warmed the
temperature to a high of only 45 degrees.
In 1943...snowfall of 4.0 inches was the only measurable snow
of the month. North winds were sustained to 17 mph.
In 1958...strong pre-frontal chinook winds struck Boulder and
the eastern foothills. A wind gust to 100 mph was recorded
northwest of Denver. A gust to 88 mph occurred at Rocky
Flats south of Boulder. The windstorm caused considerable
structural damage to residential sections of north metro
In 1959...strong winds raked the eastern foothills including
Boulder and Eldorado Springs. Wind gusts to 100 mph were
estimated at the Matterhorn Restaurant located atop Rocky
Flats south of Boulder.
In 1993...a wind gust to 99 mph was recorded atop Squaw
Mountain near Idaho Springs.
In 1998...strong winds developed over portions of the Front
Range foothills for a brief time following the passage
of a weak upper level disturbance. A wind gust to 71 mph
was measured atop Blue Mountain near Coal Creek Canyon.
In 1999...strong chinook winds developed in and near the
foothills. Peak wind reports included 100 mph at the
Eldora Ski Resort and 77 mph at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab above Boulder. West winds
gusted to 38 mph at Denver International Airport.
In 2010...high winds developed in the foothills of Boulder
County. A gust to 75 mph occurred 5 miles northwest of
Boulder with a gust to 72 mph at the National Center for
Atmospherice Research Mesa Lab above Boulder. West winds
gusted to 24 mph at Denver International Airport.
25-26 In 1887...snowfall totaled 2.9 inches in the city. This was
the only measurable snow of the month. Northeast winds
were sustained to 18 mph on the 26th when the temperature
dipped to 12 degrees below zero.
In 1959...a sharp cold front produced a northwest wind gust
to 51 mph...followed by snow and falling temperatures from
a high of 60 degrees to a low of 23 degrees at midnight
on the 25th. Snowfall totaled 4.4 inches at Stapleton
Airport before ending early on the 26th.
In 1972...winds gusted to 104 mph at the Rocky Flats plant
south of Boulder. Gusts to 70 mph were recorded at the
National Bureau of Standards in Boulder...while in downtown
Boulder winds peaked to 68 mph. Some damage was reported.
Northwest winds gusted to 47 mph at Stapleton International
Airport on the 26th.
In 1984...blowing snow closed I-70 east of Denver...stranding
over a thousand travelers in Limon. Denver received only
2.3 inches of snowfall. North winds gusted to 31 mph at
Stapleton International Airport.
In 1999...strong chinook winds redeveloped overnight in and
near the foothills. Peak wind gusts included 72 mph atop
Blue Mountain near Wondervu and at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab above Boulder.
25-27 In 1978...heavy snowfall of 6.0 inches was measured at
Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusted
to 20 mph. Most of the snow...4.8 inches...fell on the 25th.
The greatest amount of snow measured on the ground was
5 inches due to settling and melting.
25-28 In 1952...the average coldest 4-day period in November in the
previous 81 years of record occurred. Maximum temperatures
of 19...15...21...and 25 degrees were recorded. Minimum
temperatures were below zero each day with readings of
7 below...6 below...5 below...and 6 below.
25-29 In 1985...dense fog with visibilities as low as 1/8 mile
occurred on five consecutive days at Stapleton International
Airport. The fog was at times accompanied by light snow...
light freezing drizzle...or ice crystals. Fog occurred all
day on both the 26th and 29th.