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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED OCT 19 2016

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

17-19 In 1908...a moist...heavy...wet snowfall totaled 13.0 inches in
        downtown Denver over the 3 days.  Rain from early morning
        on the 17th changed to snow by late afternoon and continued
        through the late morning of the 19th.  Due to temperatures
        in the 30`s and melting...the most snow on the ground was
        only 5.0 inches at 6:00 PM on the 18th.  Northwest to
        northeast winds were sustained between 12 and 20 mph during
        the storm.  Precipitation totaled 1.82 inches.
18-23 In extended warm spell resulted in 5 new temperature
        records.  The high temperature of 84 degrees on the 18th
        equaled the record high for the date.  High temperatures
        of 86 degrees on the 19th...83 degrees on the 21st...and 84
        degrees on the 22nd were record highs for the dates.  Low
        temperature of 49 degrees on the 23rd was a record high
        minimum for the date.  Low temperatures during the period
        were in the 40`s and lower 50`s.
19    In 1887...northwest winds sustained to 42 mph were recorded
        in the city.
      In 1982...3 to 6 inches of snow fell over northwest metro
        Denver...including Boulder.  Only 1.2 inches of snowfall
        were recorded at Stapleton International Airport where
        north winds gusted to 35 mph.  This was the first
        measurable snowfall of the season.
19-20 In early winter storm dumped heavy snow across
        metro Denver.  Snowfall amounts ranged from 4 to 8 inches
        in the foothills above 6500 feet elevation...4 to 7 inches
        in the Castle Rock area...and 2 to 5 inches across most of
        metro Denver and Boulder.  Snowfall totaled 3.6 inches at
        Stapleton International Airport where northwest winds
        gusting to 48 mph kicked up some blowing dust shortly
        after a cold frontal passage on the 19th.  However...
        temperatures were warm enough to keep most roadways wet
        and slushy at lower elevations.
19-23 In 1906...heavy snowfall totaled 22.7 inches in the city over
        the 5 days.  Rain changed to snow on the evening of the
        19th...and snow continued through the late afternoon of the
        23rd.  The heaviest amount of snowfall...16.0 inches...fell
        from 8:00 PM on the 20th to 8:00 PM on the 22nd.  The most
        snow on the ground was 13.3 inches on the evening of the
        23rd.  This was the first snow of the season and the only
        snow of the month.  Winds during the storm were from the
        north at sustained speeds of 20 to 30 mph each day.
        Temperatures during the storm were generally in the 20`s.

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