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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MST SUN NOV 16 2014

...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.
15-16 IN 1894...WINDS BEHIND AN APPARENT STRONG COLD FRONT WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH ON THE 15TH.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.6 INCHES IN THE CITY.  TEMPERATURES
        PLUNGED FROM A HIGH OF 72 DEGREES ON THE 15TH TO A LOW
        OF ONLY 5 DEGREES ON THE 16TH.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
        ON THE 16TH WAS 24 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED SHORTLY
        AFTER MIDNIGHT.
      IN 1996...AROUND A FOOT OF NEW SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WEST OF DENVER WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS
        ACROSS METRO DENVER.  SOME OF THE SNOWFALL TOTALS
        INCLUDED:  15 INCHES AT GEORGETOWN...12 INCHES AT IDAHO
        SPRINGS...10 INCHES AT CHIEF HOSA...AND 9 INCHES IN COAL
        CREEK CANYON.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.9 INCHES AT THE SITE
        OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTHEAST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 23 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON
        THE 16TH.
15-17 IN 1991...A STRONG WINTER STORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOW OVER METRO
        DENVER.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TOTALED 15 INCHES AT CASTLE ROCK
        AND CONIFER...14 INCHES AT MORRISON AND PARKER...12 INCHES IN
        SOUTHEAST AURORA...AND 11.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.  WINDS WERE LIGHT WITH THE STORM.
16    IN 1899...A TRACE OF RAIN FELL IN THE CITY.  THIS...TOGETHER
        WITH A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION ON THE 21ST AND 23RD...WAS THE
        ONLY PRECIPITATION OF THE MONTH...MAKING THE MONTH THE DRIEST
        ON RECORD.  THE RECORD WAS EQUALED IN NOVEMBER OF 1901 AND
        1949.
      IN 1926...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW BEHIND A COLD FRONT AND TOTALED
        2.0 INCHES.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 48 MPH WITH GUSTS
        AS HIGH AS 54 MPH.
      IN 1930...STRONG WINDS OCCURRED IN BOULDER CAUSING MINOR
        DAMAGE.  AT VALMONT JUST EAST OF BOULDER...WINDS GUSTED TO
        52 MPH.  WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 37 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        46 MPH IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1948...A WEST-NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 50 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
16-17 IN 2010...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
        PRODUCED DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
        BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FORCED THE CLOSURE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 6 AT
        LOVELAND PASS AND U.S. HIGHWAY 40 AT BERTHOUD PASS.  BLOWING
        AND DRIFTING SNOW FORCED THE CLOSURE OF A 65-MILE STRETCH OF
        INTERSTATE 70...WEST OF IDAHO SPRINGS.  PEAK WIND GUSTS
        INCLUDED:  68 MPH ATOP NIWOT RIDGE...55 MPH NEAR BLACKHAWK
        AND GUNSIGHT...AND 52 MPH AT BERTHOUD PASS.  STORM TOTALS IN
        THE SKI AREAS WEST OF DENVER RANGED FROM 12 TO 21 INCHES.
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 55 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT ON THE 16TH.
      IN 2010...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND STRONG WINDS PRODUCED
        DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS WEST OF
        DENVER. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FORCED THE CLOSURE OF U.S.
        HIGHWAY 6 AT LOVELAND PASS AND U.S. HIGHWAY 40 AT BERTHOUD
        PASS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CLOSED A 65-MILE STRETCH OF
        INTERSTATE 70...BETWEEN IDAHO SPRINGS AND VAIL PASS. PEAK
        WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  68 MPH ATOP NIWOT RIDGE...62 MPH AT
        LOVELAND PASS...55 MPH NEAR BLACKHAWK AND 52 MPH AT BERTHOUD
        PASS.
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.

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