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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED OCT 4 2017

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

3-4   In 1969...the first snowfall of the season totaled 16.0 inches
        at Stapleton International Airport.  There was a thunder
        snow shower on the evening of the 3rd...but otherwise little
        wind with the storm.  The greatest snow depth on the ground
        was 8 inches due to melting.  Heavy wet snow accumulated on
        trees...which were still in full leaf...and caused widespread
        damage from broken limbs and downed utility lines.
3-5   In 1984...the remnants of Pacific Hurricane Polo produced
        heavy rain over northeastern Colorado.  Most locations
        received between 1.00 to 2.50 inches of rain...but 3.45
        inches fell in Littleton.  Rainfall totaled 1.73 inches
        at Stapleton International Airport...where north winds
        gusted to 24 mph.
4     In 1912...sustained south winds to 55 mph with gusts to
        60 mph raised the temperature to a high of 83 degrees...
        the warmest temperature of the month that year.
      In 1924...west winds were sustained to 46 mph with gusts
        to 50 mph in the city.  The apparent bora winds cooled
        the temperature to a high of 57 degrees from a high of
        70 degrees on the 3rd.
      In 2004...several small tornadoes touched down near Brighton...
        Barr Lake...and Hudson in Adams and southern Weld counties.
        Most of these caused no damage.  However...a small tornado
        5 miles southeast of Brighton caused extensive damage to a
        recreational vehicle and severely damaged a barn.  The barn
        was torn from its foundation...and the roof was thrown 100
        feet.  Four llamas in the barn were injured when it
4-5   In 1997...unusually warm weather resulted in two temperature
        records.  High temperature of 87 degrees on the 4th exceeded
        the old record set in 1922 by one degree.  High temperature
        of 86 degrees on the 5th equaled the record set in 1990 and
        previous years.

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