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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE FEB 14 2017

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

13-14 In 1895...a cold air mass settled over the city.  High
        temperatures of only 4 degrees on the 13th and 8 degrees
        on the 14th were record low maximum temperatures for each
        day.  Low temperatures were 6 degrees below zero on the
        13th and 5 degrees below zero on the 14th...but were not
        records.  Light snow totaled only 0.4 inch.  Winds were
      In 1960...snowfall totaled 6.1 inches and north-northwest
        winds gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1967...high winds were widespread along the foothills where
        wind gusts of 60 to 90 mph were common.  A wind gust to 108
        mph was measured at the National Center for Atmospheric
        Research in Boulder.  Sustained winds of 50 to 55 mph with
        gusts as high as 70 mph were recorded in downtown Boulder.
        An estimated 3 thousand dollars in damage occurred to
        mobile homes in Boulder.  Power lines were downed over a
        wide area.  At Stapleton International Airport...west winds
        gusted to 32 mph on the 13th and southwest winds gusted to
        48 mph on the 14th.
      In 1972...winds gusted to 67 mph at the National Bureau of
        Standards in Boulder.  Wind gusts to 49 mph were measured
        in downtown Boulder.  West winds gusted to 26 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 2001...heavy snow fell across metro Denver and in the
        foothills.  Snowfall totals included:  8 inches at
        Evergreen; 7 inches atop Crow Hill and in Lakewood;
        6 inches in Denver...Doubleheader...Eldorado Springs...
        Morrison...and Pine Junction.  Snowfall totaled 4.8 inches
        at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport.
        Northeast winds gusted to 33 mph at Denver International
        Airport on the 13th.
14    In 1918...southwest winds were sustained to 41 mph with a
        measured extreme velocity to 46 mph.
      In 1987...metro Denver received only 3 to 4 inches of snow...
        but the foothills west of Boulder received up to 11 inches
        of snow.  Snowfall totaled 4.2 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusted to 31 mph.
      In 1988...winds gusted to 81 mph at Echo Lake.
      In 2002...high winds developed in the Front Range foothills
        during the early morning hours.  Winds gusted to 84 mph...
        11 miles north of Central City.  West winds gusted to
        43 mph at Denver International Airport.
14-15 In 1960...heavy snowfall totaled 6.1 inches at Stapleton
      In 1965...5.4 inches of snow fell at Stapleton International
        Airport behind a cold front.  North-northeast winds gusted
        to 32 mph.  Winds were strong and gusty all day and caused
        considerable blowing snow...contributing to hazardous
        driving conditions mainly to the east of Denver.
      In 1984...a snow and wind storm howled across eastern Colorado
        closing I-70 east of Denver.  This was the second blizzard
        in less than 4 days.  Only 0.5 inch of new snow fell at
        Stapleton International Airport...but north winds gusted
        to 51 mph.

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