Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 170959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST THU NOV 17 2016
...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.
15-17 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.
16-17 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
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.
17 In 1948...a dry vigorous cold front accompanied by north winds
gusting to 60 mph produced extensive blowing dust...which
briefly reduced the visibility to 1/2 mile at Stapleton
In 1993...a wind gust to 70 mph was recorded atop Squaw
Mountain near Idaho Springs.
In 1994...winds gusted to 66 mph in Boulder and to 63 mph on
Rocky Flats south of Boulder. West winds gusted to 49 mph
at Stapleton International Airport.
In 2000...snow fell in the foothills west of Denver...mainly
south of the I-70 corridor. Snowfall totals included:
8.5 inches...7 miles south of Tiny Town; 6 inches at
Genesee; and 5 inches...11 miles southwest of Morrison.
Only a trace of snow was recorded at the site of the
former Stapleton International Airport.
17-18 In 1869...the heaviest wind storm in 5 or 6 years raked the
eastern foothills including Boulder...Denver...Georgetown...
and Golden. Some hundreds of dollars in damage occurred